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2010 NHL Entry Draft: LA Kings To Select 19th In The First Round

DRAFT COVERAGE: Frozen Royalty continues its coverage of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft with a look at what prospects the Los Angeles Kings could be looking at when their time on the clock comes up during the first round.


Logo courtesy LA Kings/NHL

LOS ANGELES — Just about every year at the National Hockey League Entry Draft, there are one or two players who stand out above all the rest, considered to be the top prizes in that year’s draft class. Indeed, the 2010 class is no exception, with forwards Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin considered to be the cream of the crop.

Hall and Seguin are locks to be selected with the first and second picks (Edmonton has the first selection and Boston owns the second overall pick) at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which begins with the first round on Friday, June 25, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles (4:00 PM PDT). After that, the draft is often one big crapshoot in terms who gets selected after that, and that will be the case once again this year. Read more of this post

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LA Kings Assign Jonathan Bernier To Manchester While Monarchs Sign Backup Goalies

Jonathan Bernier Courtesy Los Angeles Kings/NHL

Jonathan Bernier
Photo courtesy LA Kings/NHL

EL SEGUNDO, CA AND MANCHESTER, NH — On April 2, the Los Angeles Kings assigned goaltender Jonathan Bernier to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate. In related news, the Monarchs signed goaltenders Jean-Francois Berube and Dave Wilson to amateur tryout agreements.

Bernier, 21, has a 3-0-0 record in three appearances with the Kings this season, earning a 1.30 goals-against average (GAA) and a .957 save percentage with one shutout, his first in the National Hockey League.

With the Monarchs this season, Bernier is 29-20-6 in 56 games, with a 2.07 GAA, a .936 save percentage and eight shutouts. Read more of this post

Has Dean Lombardi Solved The LA Kings’ Goaltending Woes?

LOS ANGELES — With the exception of should-be-a-Hall-of-Famer Rogie Vachon, Mario Lessard and Felix Potvin (for about one season), “goaltending” and “Los Angeles Kings” should not be used in the same sentence unless the idea is to cause uncontrollable laughter or crushing despair, depending on who you might be talking to. Read more of this post

Five LA Kings Prospects Invited To Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp

CALGARY, AB AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — On December 2, Hockey Canada and the Los Angeles Kings announced that forwards Brayden Schenn and Brandon Kozun, defensemen Colten Teubert and Nicolas Deslauriers, along with goaltender Martin Jones have been invited to attend the selection camp for Canada’s National Junior Team.

The five Kings prospects are the most any National Hockey League team will have at the camp. Only the Edmonton Oilers with three prospects attending will have more than two prospects at the camp, which will be held December 12-16, 2009 in Regina, Saskatchewan. 36 players were invited to participate.

Canada’s National Junior Team will be selected at the end of the camp. The team will then play three exhibition games before the start of the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships, which begin on January 2, 2010.

Schenn, 18, made his Kings and NHL debut on November 26 at Vancouver after signing a One-Day NHL Regular Season Amateur Tryout Agreement. Read more of this post

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