Seshu Photography
May 20, 2015 11:26 am

Photos: Quick inducted into Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame

Jonathan Quick won New England championships in 2004 and 2005 as the goaltender for Avon Old Farms, a Connecticut boarding school that counts fellow Conn Smythe Trophy winner Brian Leetch as an alumni. Last Saturday, Quick, in addition to the 2004 and 2005 championship hockey teams that compiled a 52-3 record, was inducted into the Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame, along with Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins (a 2000 […]

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
May 19, 2015 4:44 pm

Futa talks Kings’ spring focus, Monarchs’ run

Speaking with Michael Futa today, the Los Angeles Kings’ Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel did not mince words when he described the feeling of the franchise’s first playoff-free spring since 2009. “It hits you right in the stones,” he said about narrowly missing the playoffs and not being able to defend the Stanley Cup. “It’s a wake up for everybody, and it’s not like we’re […]

Matej Divizna / Getty Images Sport
May 19, 2015 10:46 am

International update; catching up with KingsVision

With the World Championship having ended with a Canadian gold, a Russian silver and an American bronze, the IIHF Men’s World Rankings have been updated, and the 2018 Men’s Olympic Tournament pools have begun to take shape. It has not yet been decided whether the NHL, NHLPA, IOC and IIHF will work out an agreement that will again allow NHL players to participate in the Olympics, which has happened in […]

Juan Ocampo / National Hockey League
May 18, 2015 6:04 pm

Player evaluation: Kopitar

ANZE KOPITAR This season: 79 games, 16 goals, 48 assists, 64 points, 10 penalty minutes, -2 rating, 19:23 time on ice The good: Anze Kopitar is working on two streaks. He has led the Kings in scoring for eight consecutive years and is now, for the second straight season, a Selke Trophy finalist. One of the top possession-driving forwards on the league’s top possession team and terrific at using his […]

Valencia, CA
May 18, 2015 12:19 pm

Building local high school hockey begins with tryouts

With Matt Nieto and Emerson Etem’s ascendance to key roles on strong National Hockey League teams, Long Beach emerged as the representative city of Southern California’s growing sway in the share of American-born hockey players. On a cool and clear Sunday in the Santa Clarita Valley, with Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League tryouts taking place on once of Valencia Ice Station’s three sheets, and Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan […]

May 17, 2015 3:36 pm

Toffoli, Muzzin, Jones, Canada win gold; Lewis, USA win bronze

Four Kings ended their World Championship with a win as Team Canada members Tyler Toffoli, Jake Muzzin and Martin Jones defeated Russia 6-1 to claim gold after Trevor Lewis scored to lead the United States to a 3-0 win over the Czech Republic in the bronze medal undercard Sunday at the O2 Arena in Prague. CAN BOX SCORE | USA BOX SCORE -Toffoli hits the post at 1:25 Final Statistics […]

Claus Andersen / Getty Images Sport
May 16, 2015 10:36 am

Notebook: Memorial Cup Mistele, Manch-Hartford, more

Congratulations to Matt Mistele, a sixth round draft pick by the club in 2014. He’s heading to the Memorial Cup after his Oshawa Generals dispatched Connor McDavid, Kurtis MacDermid, Jake Marchment and the Erie Otters in a five-game series. What a journey proud to be a part of the @Oshawa_Generals thanks to my family and all the boys #cheers #gensnation pic.twitter.com/cRRbvFICCK — Matt Mistele (@mmistele22) May 16, 2015 Mistele, who […]

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