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LA Kings Prospects Mullen and Teubert Assigned to Ontario Reign

MANCHESTER, NH AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — On March 16, the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate) assigned defenseman Patrick Mullen to the Ontario Reign, the Kings’ and Monarchs’ ECHL affiliate. The Kings also assigned defenseman Colten Teubert to the Reign on March 17.

Mullen, 23, has played in 36 games with the Monarchs this season, scoring three goals and adding five assists for eight points with fourteen penalty minutes.

The 6-0, 181-pound native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania scored four goals and added 21 assists for 25 points with 39 penalty minutes in 38 games for the Denver University Pioneers last season.

In four seasons with the Pioneers, the 5-11, 185-pound native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania scored twenty goals and contributed 61 assists for 81 points with 148 penalty minutes in 152 games, splitting time between forward and defenseman. Read more of this post

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LA Kings Prospect Brandon Kozun Wins WHL Scoring Title

CALGARY, AB — On March 14, Calgary Hitmen forward and Los Angeles Kings forward prospect Brandon Kozun locked up the Bob Clarke Trophy as the Western Hockey League’s leading scorer by contributing four assists in the Hitmen’s 8-1 blowout victory over the Red Deer Rebels in Calgary.

The 5-8, 155-pound native of Los Angeles scored 32 goals and added 75 assists for 107 points in 64 games. Runner-up Jordan Eberle of the Regina Pats scored fifty goals and added 56 assists for 106 points. Read more of this post

LA Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi On Prospects Colten Teubert and Brandon Kozun

LOS ANGELES — For any National Hockey League team, drafting and development of young prospects is crucial to their long-term success. But for the majority of their 42-year history, the Los Angeles Kings generally resorted to foolishly trading away their first round draft picks and their best young players for NHL veterans—some had been star players—who were little more than washed-up has-beens.

That started to change under former general manager Dave Taylor, but the great emphasis on drafting and development has come under current Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi, who has built the team’s drafting and player development infrastructure up to what is now regarded as one of the best scouting and development staffs in the league. Read more of this post

Thomas Hickey And Colten Teubert Show Improvement At LA Kings Development Camp

Thomas Hickey Courtesy Los Angeles Kings/NHL.EL SEGUNDO, CA — Last summer, Los Angeles Kings defenseman prospect Thomas Hickey was in Southern California for the team’s annual development camp for their young prospects. But for him, the camp was filled with off-ice training and exercises and a lot of watching from the bench.

Indeed, Hickey ended up spending last year’s development camp off the ice and on crutches due to off-season surgery to repair a torn ankle ligament. But one year later, he was on the ice at the Kings’ 2009 development camp and was a standout among the defensemen.

“It’s a big relief,” said Hickey, who was selected by the Kings in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft. “It was tough sitting on the sidelines last year. I still learned a lot because there’s a lot of stuff that goes on off the ice but this year [I’m] getting Read more of this post

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