Development Camp begins next week - LA Kings Insider

The Los Angeles Kings will hold their annual Development Camp at Toyota Sports Center next-week, with on-ice workouts beginning on Monday, July 7. This will be your first opportunity to see the newest Kings prospects in person, including 2014 first round draft pick Adrian Kempe. Because this is Development Camp, and not Rookie Camp or Training Camp, the Kings’ college-based prospects are able to attend without losing their amateur status.

STEPHEN HARPER: Belleville (OHL) / Camp Invite
ZAC LESLIE: Guelph (OHL): 6th round (178th overall), 2013
ALEX LINTUNIEMI: Ottawa (OHL) / 2nd round (60th overall), 2014
ROLAND MCKEOWN: Kingston (OHL) / 2nd round (50th overall), 2014
JACOB MIDDLETON: Ottawa (OHL) / 7th round (210th overall), 2014
KENNEY MORRISON: Western Michigan (NCHC) / Camp Invite
DARREN RADDYSH: Erie (OHL) / Camp Invite
KEVIN RAINE: Sudbury (OHL) / Camp Invite

MICHAEL AMADIO: North Bay (OHL) / 3rd round (90th overall), 2014
JUSTIN AUGER: Guelph (OHL) / 4th round (103rd overall), 2013
JOHNNY BRODZINSKI: St. Cloud State (NCHC) / 5th round (148th overall), 2013
TAYLOR BURKE: Gatineau (QMJHL) / Camp Invite
HOLDEN COOK: Owen Sound (OHL) / Camp Invite
ADRIAN KEMPE: MODO (SHL) / 1st round (29th overall), 2014
JOEL LOWRY: Cornell (ECAC) / 5th round (140th overall), 2011
JAKE MARCHMENT: Belleville (OHL) / 6th round (157th overall), 2014
CONOR MCGLYNN: Kingston (OHL) / Camp Invite
MATTHEW MISTELE: Plymouth (OHL) / 6th round (180th overall), 2014
PATRICK NEWELL: Indiana (USHL) / Camp Invite
SPENCER WATSON: Kingston (OHL) / 7th round (209th overall), 2014
VALENTIN ZYKOV: Baie Comeau (QMJHL) / 2nd round (37th overall), 2013

PATRIK BARTOSAK: Red Deer (WHL) / 5th round (146th overall), 2013
JORDON COOKE: Kelowna (WHL) / Camp Invite
ALEC DILLON: Victoria (BCHL) / 5th round (150th overall), 2014
-Players are listed alphabetically by position; jersey numbers are not available at this time

Several observations of the camp invites:

-Stephen Harper is a converted defenseman who was previously a first round pick by Erie in the OHL priority selection and put up 24 goals and 35 points as a 16-year-old rookie in 2011-12. He also has the same name as the Canadian Prime Minister, so good luck Googling him.

-Taylor Burke has captained Gatineau in each of the last two seasons; considering he’s eligible to return to the Olympiques for his overage season, it’s not a stretch to expect that he’ll become a three-time captain this coming year.

-Another captain: Kevin Raine. Raine played out his OHL eligibility as Sudbury’s overage captain this past year before joining AHL-Portland for five games and recording one assist.

-Holden Cook had some of the more impressive stats of the camp invites, having more than doubled his 2012-13 point total with 28 goals and 57 points with Owen Sound last year. He’s listed at 6’1, 190 pounds by Elite Prospects.

-Patrick Newell played for the now-dormant Indiana Ice team that won the most recent USHL Championship. He’ll spend the upcoming year with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm before heading to St. Cloud State in the fall of 2015.

-With Newell reinforcing the St. Cloud pipeline (as an invite), the Kings are beginning to build a new pipeline in the province of Ontario. Defenseman Roland McKeown and forward Spencer Watson were drafted out of Kingston, so Conor McGlynn, a 6’2, 200-pound center who posted 12 goals and 20 points, will become the third Frontenac at this year’s camp.

-Jordon Cooke used to kill us while I was in Everett (and probably continued to do so after I left). The undersized goaltender who ran out of eligibility following a successful four-year run with Kelowna (where Kings Goaltender Development Kim Dillabaugh serves as an assistant coach), Cooke was 39-7-0-4 with a 2.28 goals-against average and .922 save percentage for a Rockets team that advanced as far as the 2014 Western Conference Final. His 2.28 GAA ranked second best amongst qualifying WHL goaltenders.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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


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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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.