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LA Kings Sign Left Wing Prospect Kyle Clifford, Make Third Round Of Roster Cuts

Kyle Clifford (right) and LA Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings/NHL

Kyle Clifford (right) and LA Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Photo courtesy LA Kings/NHL

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On September 22, the Los Angeles Kings signed left wing prospect Kyle Clifford to a contract and made their third set of training camp roster cuts.

Four players were assigned to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate):

Drew Bagnall, defenseman
Gabe Gauthier, center
Brandon Segal, right wing
John Zeiler, right wing

The Kings are down to 31 players on their 2009 Training Camp roster. Read more of this post

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LA Kings Sign Teddy Purcell, Justin Azevedo, Drew Bagnall

LA Kings winger Teddy Purcell (right). Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings/National Hockey League.

LA Kings winger Teddy Purcell (right).
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings/National Hockey League.

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On July 20, the Los Angeles Kings signed right wing Teddy Purcell, center Justin Azevedo and defenseman Drew Bagnall to new contracts.

Purcell and Bagnall were signed to a one-year contracts while Azevedo was signed to a multi-year, entry-level deal.

Financial terms of the contracts were not disclosed, but Purcell’s contract is reported to be a one-year, one-way deal worth $600,000.

Purcell, 24, scored four goals and contributed twelve assists for sixteen points in forty regular season games with the Kings last season. He also played in 38 regular season games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (Kings’ primary minor league affiliate), scoring sixteen goals and adding 22 assists for 38 points with twelve penalty minutes. Read more of this post

Brown, Johnson, Quick Invited to US Olympic Camp, Other LA Kings News

LOS ANGELES — Here are some news tidbits from the Los Angeles Kings that have been sitting around, gathering dust, while I took a couple of days off from writing after a marathon of a week last week…

Brown, Johnson and Quick Invited To US Olympic Camp

On June 30, USA Hockey announced that 34 players representing 22 National Hockey League teams, have been invited to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Orientation Camp from August 17-19, at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois. Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings 2007 Rookie Camp Report

EL SEGUNDO, CA — If you were anywhere in Southern California over the Labor Day weekend, you sweltered in the blazing heat, as temperatures reached into triple digits in many areas.

A heat wave is anything but “hockey weather,” but for the Los Angeles Kings, it was time for their first-year prospects to hit the ice for the team’s annual rookie camp, held this week at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. Read more of this post

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