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LA Kings Quick Earns Second Team All-Star Honors; Seven Receive Qualifying Offers

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick
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LOS ANGELES — On June 20, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick added to his list of post-season honors when he was named to the National Hockey League’s Second All-Star Team.

Quick, who was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s best goaltender during the regular season, lost out to New York Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist.

As expected, Lundqvist ran away with the voting, earning 17 votes, while Quick garnered just six. 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

Justin Azevedo: Too Small For The NHL?

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Did you know that the leading scorer in the Ontario Hockey League for the 2007-08 season was not Steven Stamkos, the consensus top prospect and first overall selection in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft?

In fact, Stamkos was a fairly distant fifth in overall scoring in the OHL.

So what happened to the leading scorer, who finished the season with 43 goals and 81 assists for 124 points with 69 penalty minutes in 67 games?

On draft weekend last June, he waited. Read more of this post

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