September 13, 2013 Leave a comment
TRAINING CAMP COVERAGE: Includes video interviews with Martin Jones, Mathieu Garon (pro tryout), Anze Kopitar, Matt Frattin, Jarret Stoll, and Darryl Sutter.
EL SEGUNDO, CA — All summer long, Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi (and Vice President/Hockey Operations and Legal Affairs Jeff Solomon) were kept busy trying to get all of their restricted free agents (RFA) signed to new contracts. But for an unusually long time, one of their RFA’s, one who has not played in the National Hockey League, remained unsigned, generating whispers that he was in the midst of a contract dispute, and could be a training camp holdout.
That young player was goaltender prospect Martin Jones, who was noticeably absent from the Kings’ 2013 Rookie Camp, generating even more concern that he was a holdout.