EL SEGUNDO, CA — National Hockey League training camps are still almost a week away, but NHL rookie camps are open across the league, including at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, where the Los Angeles Kings are getting a close look at their young prospects.
The Kings opened their 2009-10 Rookie Camp on Saturday, September 5, with meetings and physical testing.
The rookies began two-a-day, on-ice practice sessions on Sunday and that will continue through Tuesday, September 8.
A two-game rookie tournament against the Phoenix Coyotes is scheduled for September 9 and 10 (details here).
Since their July Development Camp, Kings head coach Terry Murray has noticed improvement overall among his young prospects.
“[Saturday] was a very good day with the on-ice/off-ice testing,” said Murray. It was very demanding and we’re seeing a real good upside to a lot of the guys.” Read more of this post