Oscar Moller Among LA Kings’ Second Round Of Training Camp Cuts

Oscar Moller Photo: LA Kings/NHL

Oscar Moller
Photo: LA Kings/NHL

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On September 20, the Los Angeles Kings made their second round of training camp cuts, highlighted by the assignment of center Oscar Moller to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate.

Also assigned to Manchester were centers Justin Azevedo, Corey Elkins, Andrei Loktionov, Juraj Mikus and Jordan Nolan, left wings Bud Holloway, Dwight King and David Meckler, right wings Scott Parse and Geoff Walker, defenseman Patrick Mullen and Viatcheslav Voynov and goaltender Jeff Zatkoff.

The Kings also assigned defenseman Colten Teubert back to his junior team, the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and they released Dennis McCauley from his tryout agreement.

The Kings now have 35 players remaining on their training camp roster.

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10 Responses to Oscar Moller Among LA Kings’ Second Round Of Training Camp Cuts

  1. Jennifer Guyer Rojo says:

    Does this mean Schenn is staying?!

  2. Joseph Boccuzzi says:

    he should have been in manchester last season

  3. Eddie Garcia says:

    Saw Oscar at practice on Friday. Tiny little baby faced guy. Hopefully he will play well in Manchester and be ready for a call up.

  4. Gann Matsuda says:

    Schenn is pretty much guaranteed to be sent back to his junior team. Looking good in two pre-season games, is great, but it’s not going to be enough for him to make the opening night roster. He’d have to impress as much as Doughty did last year at this time to have a chance and he doesn’t have the elite-level skills that Doughty has.

    Moller going back to Manchester is not a bad thing. The Kings’ improved depth at center didn’t help him this year and his lack of size/strength hurts him too. He’s going to get the development time at Manchester that he could not get here last season.

  5. Marc Posner says:

    Seems a bit surprising to me. My bro (a Kings fan) and I were discussing tonight. Seems like a guy who played 40 games last season doesn’t get cut this early unless he either really stunk it up or there is an attitude issue.

  6. Marc Posner says:

    Thanks. Sounds good for him and I think that’s an answer my bro will like. 40 games here and then going back will leave a bad taste for him, though. I guess that’s what the call motivation.

    I agree on Schenn. Plus, you don’t want too much youth on the blue line.

  7. Gann Matsuda says:

    Brayden Schenn is a center, not a defenseman. You’re probably thinking of his older brother, Luke, who is playing for the Leafs.

  8. Marc Posner says:

    I was mixing up his position. Tired. I know Luke plays D and Brayden forward – just too tired to keep it straight.

  9. MrBrett7 says:

    Moller could NOT be in Manchester last year. It was the same problem the Kings faced with Dustin Brown. Send him back to Junior’s, where he would do nothing, learn nothing, and be stuck in a league that was below him…or keep him in the pros, where he clearly wasn’t ready to be yet.

    One of these days, they HAVE to fix this damn rule. Use the AHL for what it should be used for. A true minor league system.

  10. Gann Matsuda says:

    Brett is correct. Last season, the Kings didn’t want to assign Moller back to Chilliwack (his junior team) because they didn’t feel that would continue his development. They could not assign him to Manchester (or Ontario) because he still had junior eligibility.

    Brett: What happens to the junior leagues in Canada if they get rid of the rule?

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