Understanding Kyle Clifford and the LA Kings Becoming One And the Same

His jersey will never be hanging from the rafters inside the arena, nor will he get a statue outside Staples Center. However, his contributions to the LA Kings organization are immeasurable, often unnoticed, and far greater than most people will ever realize.
Last month, Clifford played his 500th NHL game and Dustin Brown, who served as […]

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Players Nos. 9 and 10

With nearly a dozen Honorable Mentions out of the way, it’s now time to announce the first two players on our LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings.
For those catching up, this is article three in our multi-part series. Part I included a deep dive on a trio of players labeled as having bright futures […]

Yannetti Evaluates Kings Selections from 2017 NHL Draft

Although the Los Angeles Kings have gone through significant upheaval in their management ranks over the past few months, the 2017 NHL Draft was largely business as usual. While GM Rob Blake was present at the draft table, the event was largely run by Mark Yannetti, Director of Amateur Scouting – just as it has […]

2017 NHL DRAFT PREVIEW: Blake and Yannetti on Kings Philosophy and Needs

Everything still has a feeling of newness surrounding the LA Kings organization. While their Vegas brethren have been dominating most of the headlines this week, that is likely to change quickly as the spotlight now turns toward the 2017 NHL Draft.
GM Rob Blake held a media call early Thursday to share a few thoughts about […]

Yannetti on 17-year-old Jacob Moverare, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

Over the past few years, we have noted several times our collective opinions of the work done by the Kings scouting and development staffs. Specifically, two of the people we enjoy talking with the most are Mike Futa and Mark Yannetti. Since GM Dean Lombardi took over the team in 2006, they have been a […]

‘Kempe is good enough to play in the NHL right now’ – LA Kings Top Scout

Loyal readers of MayorsManor are very familiar with Mark Yanetti. As Director of Amateur Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings, he has his finger on the pulse of the team’s prospects like few others. His job, in a nutshell, is to help the team find the prospects they draft (or sign via free agents if […]

Dev Camp Preview: Yannetti on Erik Cernak, LAK 2015 Second Rounder

In the second of a four-part series, we continue our conversation with Mark Yannetti, Director of Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings. If you missed yesterday’s kick-off article, he shared a wealth of behind-the-scenes thinking; detailing what really goes into scouting and selecting players at the NHL Draft. Among the topics covered were how the […]

At the NHL Draft Table with Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting

Coming out of last weekend’s NHL Draft and heading into next week’s Development Camp, we’re turning up the focus on our prospect coverage. For the Kings’ 2015 Draft class, the work is just about to begin, as they will get their first taste of what will be needed to hopefully reach the NHL someday. Behind-the-scenes, […]

Hard Work Pays Off; Kings Defensive Prospect Gets New Contract

Even in today’s world of instant gratification, there is still something to be said for good ol’ fashioned hard work, dedication, and patience.
Last June, just prior to us breaking the news of defenseman Kevin Gravel, originally selected by the Kings in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, signing an AHL-only deal with Manchester, […]

Which Rookie Defenseman Will Make Kings Roster, Forbort or Miller?

Recently, Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting, joined the MayorsManor Live podcast for a Calder Cup preview. If you haven’t listened to it yet, we highly encourage you to, as he spoke rather candidly about the development of four of the team’s top-10 ranked prospects. He also mentioned there being up to five spots available […]