LA Kings defenseman Keaton Ellerby, shown here speaking to the media
following practice on February 13,
2013, at the Toyota Sports Center
in El Segundo, California.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Despite being acquired by the Los Angeles Kings
just five days ago, defenseman Keaton Ellerby
already seems like a Southern California native, at least a little bit, anyway.
“I went down for lunch in Hermosa [Beach] with [defenseman Jake] Muzzin and [right wing Jordan] Nolan, and then just waited around,” Ellerby said, describing what he did during the Kings’ day off on February 12. “I picked up some sushi last night, checked the beach out…”
Sounds a lot like what the locals might do on a day off, right? Not so fast, at least, not in this case, anyway.
“I toured around a little bit yesterday,” said Ellerby. “It’s going to take awhile to get used to everything, and all traffic, stuff like that.”
Ellerby started the day off getting some much needed extra rest.
“I kind of slept in,” said the 24-year-old, 6-5, 217-pound native of Strathmore, Alberta. “I came in, and did the whole tour of the [Kings practice] facility yesterday.”
After that, it was time to get the lay of the land…
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