2019 NHL Draft Preview: Alex Turcotte, USA Center

Even with two selections currently slated for the first round, make no mistake about it – the 2019 NHL Entry Draft will be one of the most important weekends in recent memory for the LA Kings. There will be little room for error, considering the retooling GM Rob Blake and staff have begun with the […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: OHL and USHL Playoffs Heating Up

Although several of the Kings prospects were eliminated from the junior hockey playoffs rather early, several still remain in contention and are contributing to their team’s success. Here’s a quick overview of what has gone down in the last week…
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in 2014, OHL)
Regular season: 24 goals, 47 […]

Draft 2014: Kings Fourth Round Pick, Steven Johnson

The Kings added their fifth prospect of the draft when they nabbed Steven Johnson with the 120th pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Johnson is an American defenseman who played in the USHL with the Omaha Lancers last season. Johnson scored five goals and had 26 assists in 56 games played with […]

MayorsManor Live Radio with LA Kings forward Trevor Lewis

Since Dean Lombardi took over as General Manager of the Kings in the spring of 2006, several of his first round draft picks have received a lot of hype and attention. The current recipient of copious amounts of press is probably goaltender Jonathan Bernier, especially now that he’s openly talking about requesting a a trade out of LA.  Defenseman Thomas Hickey, […]

Kopitar training in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities

Stand up and take a bow if you’ve even heard of Bled, Slovenia.
According to several travel sites, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – perhaps the world.
The small town is nestled in the Julian Alps, with a castle high atop one of the mountains and a lake below, which features a small […]

Trevor Lewis ready to make some noise at center or wing

Martinez, Parse, Lewis at Dodger game

Just about everything Kings forward Trevor Lewis does, he does quietly.
Despite begin taken 17th overall at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, you rarely hear about him as a ‘former first rounder’ like you do with Jonathan Bernier or Thomas Hickey.
At the time, he was playing in the USHL – not […]

Anze Kopitar on Younger Brother Gasper

Yesterday we brought you a one-on-one chat with the other Kopitar, Gasper.
Five years younger than Kings’ star center Anze, Gasper is currently playing in the USHL and living the dream, as they say.
He’s biding his time and honing his skills, just waiting for the possible chance to someday play in the NHL. However, at times, […]

One-on-One Interview with Gasper Kopitar

Gasper Kopitar (Bryce Loshman photo)

Anze Kopitar had scored five goals this month. Gasper Kopitar just one.
Last Saturday, Anze went on the shelf. Thousands of miles away, younger Gasper was skating in a junior game with the Des Moines Buccaneers, probably trying to go top shelf (and adding to his nine goals on the season).
While it […]

10 Tidbits on Alec Martinez

Alec Martinez will return to the NHL tonight, joining a Kings team that has lost four of their last five games.
He’ll also be facing some small little club you may have heard of, the Montreal Canadiens. Outside of Toronto, it may just be the most hockey crazed market in North America.
Fortunately for Martinez, with just […]

Future Fridays – Interview with Matt Nieto

Matt Nieto grew up in Long Beach, CA as a huge LA Kings fan.
So, it was a little ironic for him when his teammate (Derek Forbort) was selected by the Kings in the first round of the draft this past June.
Perhaps it’s something he’ll get to experience himself though in the not too […]