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Willie Mitchell interview

Yesterday, I posted a link to my feature on new Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell. I figured I would post the full interview that I did with Mitchell, because there's some interesting stuff in here that, for the  sake of brevity, didn't make its way into the feature. Here's the full transcript... ... Read More
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Info on invited prospects

Here's some info on the six players invited to the Kings' rookie camp… RILEY BRACE -- An 18-year-old left winger who totaled 17 goals, 19 assists and 26 penalty minutes in 66 games with Mississauga St. Michael's of the OHL. It was his second junior season. ZACH HARNDEN -- A 20-year-old right w... Read More
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Rookie camp roster/schedule

The Kings have announced the schedule for their rookie camp, which precedes regular training camp. The camp will run from Sept. 11-13 in El Segundo and then will be followed by games on Sept. 14-15 against Phoenix Coyotes prospects in Glendale Ariz. First, here's the list of participants: FORWARD... Read More
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Face time for Schenn

Kings prospect Brayden Schenn is one of 23 players who will participate in a photo shoot Wednesday in Toronto, with the photos designed to be used for ``upcoming trading card and memorabilia launches.'' It's called the ``2010 NHLPA Rookie Showcase,'' so it seems as though at least someone out there ... Read More
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Mitchell feature

As promised a couple days ago, here's the feature I did on new Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell for LAKings.com, in which Mitchell goes more in-depth about his recovery from concussion symptoms and the new perspective it has given him. Thanks for reading! Mitchell out to prove he's healthy... Read More
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Hockey Fest update

Best wishes to Bernie Nicholls, whose mother is scheduled to undergo heart surgery. Nicholls had been scheduled to participate in the Kings' ``Hockey Fest'' on Sept. 11 in El Segundo, but former Kings defenseman Jay Wells has been added to the event and will participate in the ``Life of a King'' pan... Read More
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Numbers game

At the end of a follow-up interview with Willie Mitchell today, I asked him the question that seems to be predominant in a lot of fans' minds whenever a free agent signs: what number will he wear? Mitchell wore No. 8 in Vancouver, but that's sort of taken by a 20-year-old Norris Trophy candidate. Mi... Read More
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Pieces of the puzzle

As we know, the Kings' defense filled in a significant piece yesterday when the team added Willie Mitchell. Mitchell joins Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson, Matt Greene and Rob Scuderi as a clear ``top five'' -- although Greene is expected to miss perhaps the first month with a shoulder injury -- but how ... Read More
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Lights, camera…

Somewhat lost in yesterday's Willie Mitchell news was the fact that the Kings will be getting significantly more exposure on national television during this season. Yesterday's release revealed that the Kings will be on NBC twice (Feb. 13 at Philadelphia and March 13 at Dallas), on Versus five times... Read More
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Mitchell/Lombardi quotes II

Here's the second half of the quotes from the conference call with Willie Mitchell and Dean Lombardi… ----- Question: Willie, how long has it been that you've been symptom-free? MITCHELL: ``It goes back to the middle of June, when I started working out. I started feeling better in the middl... Read More
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Mitchell/Lombardi quotes I

The quotes from the conference call with Willie Mitchell and Dean Lombardi are quite substantial, so I'll break them into two parts and post the first half right now. In short, Mitchell talked about how he delayed his decision, in terms of picking a team, well beyond July 1 in order to make sure he ... Read More
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Quotes/video

I'm about to jump on the Kings' conference call with Willie Mitchell, but for now, here are a couple things. First, a few quotes from Mitchell, as provided by the Kings, and then the video of Heidi Androl's interview with Kings assistant general manager Ron Hextall... Q&A WITH WILLIE MITCHELL ... Read More
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More on Mitchell

A teleconference has tentatively been scheduled for late this afternoon for Willie Mitchell and the Kings, so that will be the opportunity for me to get quotes and details, etc. Stay tuned for that. For now, there should be a Ron Hextall interview with Heidi Androl up on LAKings.com soon. As for th... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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