Former Kings prospect Jeff Zatkoff on beating LA

Former Kings goaltending prospect Jeff Zatkoff had the following to share after he and the Penguins defeated the Kings in Los Angeles on Thursday night…
On if playing against the Kings was special:

“I think so. I think anytime you’re able to play against your old team. I know I’ve never played any regular season games but [...]

Highlights and interviews from Jones v Zatkoff in Manchester

Former Kings goaltending prospect Jeff Zatkoff left the club in July, signing as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.
Last night, he made his return to Manchester Рwhere he had called home the last few seasons while spliting time starts with Martin Jones. The two developed quite a friendship and were even roommates at [...]

2012 AHL All-Star Game – notes on Zatkoff, Hickey, Stevens

The 2012 edition of the AHL All-Star game concluded tonight, with the Western squad defeating the guys from the East 8-7 in a shootout. Kings prospects Jeff Zatkoff and Thomas Hickey represented the Manchester Monarchs on the East team.
Zatkoff played the second period in net, facing 20 shots and surrendering there goals.
Hickey, who leads the [...]

Kings prospect Jeff Zatkoff makes life on the edge work

Just when you think you know the answer to the Kings goaltending depth, leave it to Jeff Zatkoff to change the question.
Originally selected by the team in the third round of the 2006 NHL Draft, it was starting to seem like he was slipping a bit in the organization’s overall rankings. Obviously, Jonathan’s Quick and [...]

LA prospect Jeff Zatkoff named AHL Goalie of the Month

Jeff Zatkoff has reemerged as the top goalie in Manchester.
For those unfamiliar with the goaltending situation with the Kings top farm team, the Manchester Monarchs (AHL), here’s a quick, watered down version…
Jonathan Bernier was the starting goalie there two years ago. Zatkoff was his understudy and was expected to be the number one guy [...]

Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – October 24, 2011

It wasn’t a good week for the slew of goaltending prospects throughout the Kings organization.
First off, in LA, Jonathan Quick kept Jonathan Bernier from getting any playing time – especially after posting three straight shutouts.
In the AHL, things went south for the Kings’ top two prospects in Manchester. After giving up a total of [...]

Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – October 17, 2011

This weekend looked to be a rough one for the Manchester Monarchs – the Kings top farm team. Their schedule saw them playing three road games, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Fortunately, they came out of it with a 2-1 record and scored a total of 15 goals. Martin Jones was in net for the [...]

Reign preview – Hardy behind the bench, Berube in net

Tonight marks the fourth season opener for the Ontario Reign, the Kings’ ECHL affiliate.
For those who don’t follow Southern California’s premier minor league hockey franchise too closely, here’s a quick crash course to bring you up to speed.
The Reign are owned by the Kemp family, who previously headed up the Long Beach Ice Dogs. [...]

Drew Doughty, Davis Drewiske and their link to Kansas City

Inside the Sprint Center, Kansas City

Tonight’s NHL pre-season game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Los Angeles Kings is sold out.
Now, I’m not sure if hockey fans in Kansas City are similar to the ones in California. But, I’m going to assume there is one major difference – when they look over the game rosters, [...]

Clarifying the goalie situation – from LA to KC to Europe

It’s true – the same glass of water can be seen as half full or half empty, depending on your perspective.
With the latest round of roster cuts at LA Kings camp, one goaltender is headed to New Hampshire and another one will soon be packing for a trip to Europe.
On the surface, it may not [...]