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Tobias Rieder Brings “Upper Level” Speed To LA Kings

Los Angeles Kings newly-acquired forward Tobias Rieder
Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — For newly-acquired forward Tobias Rieder, the last 24 hours or so has been quite the whirlwind after he was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings on February 21, along with goaltender Scott Wedgewood, from the Arizona Coyotes, in exchange for goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

“The last few hours have been really exciting, meeting a bunch of great guys,” he said. “I’m just happy to be here and push for the playoffs.”

“The Kings are a well-known organization that you always look up to,” he added.

Rieder, 25, who was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft, played in 58 games this season with the Coyotes, scoring eight goals and tallying eleven assists for 19 points, with a -11 plus/minus rating and six penalty minutes.

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LA Kings D Prospect Jordan Subban: “Maybe We’ve Got To Slow Down His Flight Patterns”

Los Angeles Kings defenseman prospect Jordan Subban (left), shown here during a
recent game against the Texas Stars.
Photo: Jessica Harsen/Courtesy Ontario Reign
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ONTARIO, CA — when the Los Angeles Kings sent center Nic Dowd to the Vancouver Canucks, in exchange for defenseman Jordan Subban on December 7, 2017, the question among pundits and fans alike was, “Is he anywhere near as good as P.K.?”

Indeed, the 22-year-old is the younger brother of superstar defenseman P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators, and of goaltender Malcolm Subban of the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Watching Instead of Playing Has Worked Wonders For LA Kings Alex Iafallo

Los Angeles Kings rookie left wing Alex Iafallo (right), shown here during a recent practice
with forward Adrian Kempe (left)
Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Los Angeles Kings rookie left wing Alex Iafallo didn’t score a lot of goals to start the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. But his speed and uncanny ability to force turnovers and come up with loose pucks made him a valuable asset on a line with Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar for most of the season—he played very well, despite not putting up gobs and gobs of points on the score sheet.

In 52 games, the 24-year-old, 6-0, 185-pound native of Eden, New York has scored six goals and has added 13 assists for 19 points, with a +8 plus/minus rating and four penalty minutes.

Indeed, Iafallo was rather impressive, right off the bat. But like so many young players, that didn’t last.

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When The LA Kings Win, Trevor Lewis Usually Has Something To Do With It

Los Angeles Kings forward Trevor Lewis
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Don’t look now, but not only has Los Angeles Kings forward Trevor Lewis scored a career-high 13 goals in 52 games this season, but…get this…he’s on pace to score 21 goals this season.

But before you get too excited about that possibility, the reality is that as injured forward Jeff Carter gets closer and closer to returning (no, there is nothing new to report on Carter), the chances of Lewis reaching the 20-goal mark grows increasingly remote.

“Sometimes, with guys out, you get a little more opportunity,” said head coach John Stevens. “Jeff has been out all year, and now Adrian [Kempe’s] got, I think, 15 goals now. When we get Jeff back in our lineup, those guys, [Lewis included], will become our secondary scoring. The opportunities on the power play may not be there as often.”

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Audio, Photos From Bob Miller’s Statue Unveiling At Staples Center

Los Angeles Kings television play-by-play announcer Bob Miller (left),the Voice of the Kings,
was honored with a statue unveiling at Staples Center
in Los Angeles on January 13, 2018.
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

On January 13, the Los Angeles Kings honored legendary, retired play-by-play announcer Bob Miller, the Voice of the Kings, by unveiling a statue and raising a banner inside Staples Center in his honor.

Frozen Royalty published a story based on an exclusive interview with Miller on January 11, and was there on Saturday to get Miller’s reaction. You can listen to both interviews and see photographs of the statue unveiling below.

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