Things You May Not Know: Kings-Penguins edition

Sutter-PenguinsAfter a rather weird ending to their game in Philadelphia, the Kings have traveled across Pennsylvania to take on the Penguins on Thursday night. Get started on your game prep early with a few tidbits that will make you sound smart while watching the action on TV or live in person…

Five Things You May Not Have Known about the Pittsburgh Penguins:

1. Sidney Crosby’s jersey number (87) and his 2007 contract signing (8.7 million per year) are in line with his birthdate of 8/7/87.

2. Chris Kunitz owns the distinction of being put on waivers twice within 14 days back in October, 2005. He was first waived by the Anaheim Ducks and claimed by the Atlanta Thrashers. Then, the Thrashers released him and the Ducks claimed him back.

3. The backplate of the mask worn by goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury features the letters “EFGT” in honor of his four grandparents.

4. Despite being undrafted, Pascal Dupuis has had 11 seasons of scoring double-digit goals and by next season should reach the 1000 games played milestone.

5. Brandon Sutter, pictured above, is one of 11 Sutters to be drafted by an NHL team. The son of Brent, who was drafted in the first round by the New York Islanders in 1980, Brandon was selected 11th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2007 – the highest of the five second-generation Sutters.

Instagram

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

Prokhorkin Opens Up on His Transition to the Kings

Not many prospects have to wait more than seven years between hearing their name called at the NHL Draft and scoring their first goal in the world’s top league. Such is the story of Nikolai Prokhorkin, one of a long and winding road, unlike nearly any other player in recent memory. Following the Kings selecting […]

Want Free Kings Tickets? No Problem.

If you’re interested in a free pair of tickets to an LA Kings home game this season, Mercury Insurance is willing to provide you with an early Christmas present. Between now and December 8th, their “Get a Quote, Get a Pair of Tickets” promotion is truly as simple as it sounds.
Fans who complete an online […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Carter, Toffoli, Walker

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a plethora of LA Kings topics, including: Jeff Carter’s legacy in Los Angeles, what’s next with Ilya Kovalchuk, coach Todd McLellan, Tyler Toffoli, Blake Lizotte, Sean Walker, and a few other […]

Major News Items

Kopitar Out, Can Watch His Son Against Arizona

Per recent tradition, it will be the Kings and Coyotes in a pair of split-squad games to open up preseason on Tuesday night. LA captain Anze Kopitar will not suit up, but he will get a chance to watch his son … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] – Brandon Sutter will score a goal against his favorite uncle’s […]