Andreoff talks about development camp - LA Kings Insider

For some of the Kings’ prospects, development camp is old hat. Some of them have already attended the camp once or twice, so they’re somewhat familiar with the area, the rink, the coaches and the other prospects. For others, this is all new. That includes the six players who were drafted into the Kings organization last month: goalie Chris Gibson and forwards Andy Andreoff, Joel Lowry, Michael Mersch, Nick Shore and Michael Schumacher. All six players are at this week’s camp. Andreoff chatted about his experiences so far. Andreoff, 20, totaled 33 goals and 42 assists for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL

Question: What has the experience at camp been like so far?

ANDREOFF: “Just seeing the (locker) room and the practice facility, it’s pretty nice so far. I’ve been able to get on the ice a little bit with the new guys, the draft picks, so I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next. … I’m trying to show everything I can do, and how I play. I’m just trying to do it out here now. It’s a little different.”

Question: Did you have any idea that the Kings would draft you?

ANDREOFF: “A little bit. I had a couple interviews with them, but that’s about it. They never really told me that I would be picked or anything. So I was pretty happy that i got picked up by them, because I liked the scouts and everything.”

Question: What do you think was the reason behind your improvement last season in the OHL?

ANDREOFF: “I think my confidence got a little bit better. Coach gave me a lot of chances and I capitalized on my chances. We had a great season and made the playoffs again this year. So I think a little bit of everything helped me out. … I think it was a little bit of everything. Over the summer, I was working pretty hard on my skating, puck protection, stick-handling. So I worked hard in the summer and that helped during the season.”

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