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Dustin Penner Spends First Day With LA Kings Adjusting To New Digs

EL SEGUNDO, CA — One day after arriving in Los Angeles, left wing Dustin Penner was hard at work, trying to get to know his new teammates, along with the system his new team plays.

Penner, 28, was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings from the Edmonton Oilers on February 28 in a trade deadline deal that sent defenseman prospect Colten Teubert, a first round selection in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft, and a conditional third round pick in the 2012 draft (the pick becomes a second round pick in 2012 should the Kings win the Stanley Cup this season).

The Los Angeles Kings acquired left wing Dustin Penner from the Edmonton Oilers in a deadline day trade on February 28, 2011.
Photo: NHL/Edmonton Oilers

“Good guy, big body,” said defenseman Matt Greene, who played with Penner when they were both with the Oilers. “He’s got a lot of skill for a guy with his frame. He’s got a great touch around the net.”

“I think the big thing, too, is that he’s young, he’s getting better, and he’s got a great personality,” added Greene. “He works hard, I think he’s going to fit in real well with this team on the ice and off the ice, too.”

Penner arrived in Los Angeles on March 1, and spent some quality time with head coach Terry Murray.

“He made it in yesterday afternoon,” Murray said. “We spent some time with him in the afternoon yesterday, just reviewing some of the special teams play, and just getting to know him, getting to talk a little bit.” Read more of this post

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LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi Makes Two Big Moves On Deadline Day

Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi
spoke to the media about the Penner trade at Staples Center
in Los Angeles on February 28, 2011.
Photo: Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images and the Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES — Nearly forty hours have elapsed, at the time of this writing, since the National Hockey League’s 2011 trade deadline at noon Pacific time on February 28. Now that the ice chips have settled, it is a good time to take a close, calm look at the trade that brought left wing Dustin Penner to the Los Angeles Kings.

Indeed, on that day, the Kings sent defenseman prospect Colten Teubert to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange, along with a first round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional third round pick in the 2012 draft.

That third round pick in 2012 will become a second round selection should the Kings win the Stanley Cup this season. Read more of this post

Gann Matsuda On The Hockey Writers: Defenseman Prospect Alec Martinez Is Making An Immediate Impact With LA Kings

LA Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (second from left) participates in a drill during practice on December 7, 2010 at the Toyota Sports Center
in El Segundo, Cailfornia.
Photo: David Sheehan

LOS ANGELES — Back in the spring of 2008, defenseman prospect Alec Martinez had just finished his third year at Miami University (Ohio) and had put his John Hancock on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Several months later, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi predicted that his fourth round (95th overall) pick in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft had a solid chance to win a job with the Kings. Read more of this post

Time For LA Kings Defense Prospect Colten Teubert To Take A Big Step Forward

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Earlier this summer, during the Los Angeles Kings’ annual Development Camp for their young prospects, while the players were out on the ice, trying to make a solid impression on the coaches and scouts, a couple of players were standing on the sidelines due to injury.

For defenseman prospect Colten Teubert, missing out on this opportunity to wow the Kings’ coaches, scouts and front office could easily turn out to be a big step backwards.

This past season, Teubert, 20, put up the best numbers of his career in the Western Hockey League, scoring twelve goals and adding 25 assists for 37 points while racking up 136 penalty minutes in sixty games with the Regina Pats. But there have been rumblings from the Kings that he has not progressed as much as they had hoped since they selected him in the first round (13th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Read more of this post


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