Coaching Tipped The Scales For Cal Petersen In Choosing The LA Kings

Los Angeles Kings goaltending prospect Cal Petersen, shown here during the Kings 2017 Rookie Camp at the
Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California on September 8, 2017.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Considering their record of developing goaltenders who have enjoyed success in the National Hockey League, Los Angeles Kings goaltending coach Bill Ranford and Dusty Imoo, who handles goaltender development for the Kings, are, arguably, considered to be the best goaltending coaching and development staff in the NHL.

That conclusion was not lost on goaltender Cal Petersen, who signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on July 1, 2017.

The 22-year-old, 6-1, 182-pound native of Waterloo, Iowa was selected out of the University of Notre Dame by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (129th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

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