DEVELOPMENT CAMP COVERAGE: Frozen Royalty begins its coverage of the Los Angeles Kings 2013 Development Camp with a story on 2011 third round draft pick Andy Andreoff, a left wing prospect who recently took the time to speak exclusively with Frozen Royalty.
LA Kings left wing prospect Andy Andreoff, shown here during a game with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs.
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Photo: Steve Babineau/Manchester Monarchs
LOS ANGELES — When left wing Andy Andreoff
was selected by the Los Angeles Kings
in the third round (80th overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League
Entry Draft, they saw a player who possessed some surprising offensive skills for a rugged, gritty physical forward with a mean streak.
Indeed, the 6-1, 201 pound native of Pickering, Ontario is built a bit like the proverbial fireplug, but it was that combination of attributes that caught the eyes of Kings scouts when he was with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.
Frozen Royalty recently caught up with Andreoff for an exclusive interview to talk about his development and his first full season with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (Kings’ primary minor league affiliate) this past season.
Andreoff, 22, ended the 2012-13 regular season scoring 13 goals and adding 13 assists for 26 points, with a +1 plus/minus rating, and a team-leading 111 penalty minutes in 69 games. In the playoffs, he recorded three assists with a +2 rating in four games.
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