AUDIO: Story includes audio interviews with Ontario Reign head coach Jason Christie and Los Angeles Kings defenseman prospect Alex Roach.
LA Kings defenseman prospect Alex Roach, shown here
during the Kings’ 2014 training camp.
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ONTARIO, CA — The name, Alex Roach
might not be familiar, but if he plays his cards right, and if the Los Angeles Kings
guessed right back in 2011, he might be wearing a Kings jersey in a few years.
Roach, a left-shot defenseman prospect, played four seasons for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League, but was not drafted by a National Hockey League team. He was, however, invited to the Kings’ 2011 training camp, and turned enough heads to earn a three-year, entry-level contract, signed on September 26, 2011.
Roach played three more seasons with the Hitmen after that, and had a five-game stint with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign (Kings ECHL affiliate) at the end of the 2013-14 season.
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