Los Angeles Kings defenseman prospect
Colin Miller, shown here with the Manchester
Monarchs of the American Hockey League.
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Photo: Steve Babineau/Manchester Monarchs
LOS ANGELES — While forwards Tanner Pearson
, Tyler Toffoli
and Linden Vey
are with the Los Angeles Kings
, filling in for injured veterans, including Jeff Carter
and Kyle Clifford
, other Kings prospects remain with their respective teams, working to make it to the National Hockey League someday.
Although Pearson, Toffoli and Vey have not likely made it to the NHL to stay, they have made it there faster than the vast majority of young players who often toil in the minors for several years before getting their chance, if they get the chance at all.
One player who seems to be on a more normal timetable is defenseman Colin Miller, who was selected by the Kings in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
The 21-year-old, 6-1, 195-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario performed well during the Kings’ rookie camp and rookie tournament, not to mention their training camp. But with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League this season, he has struggled.
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