Thousand Oaks native Trevor Moore was a fan of Luc Robitaille as a child, and, as his hockey career really began to take shape, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty. A younger member of a small but growing contingent of Southland-area North American professional hockey talent, Moore, who played in Lakewood and Simi Valley rinks, celebrated the Kings’ second championship after his first year at the University of Denver. A small but well-built and feisty puck-retrieving forward with good hands, Moore skated alongside John Tavares and Mitch Marner at practice on Monday but is instead likely to slot elsewhere, perhaps with fellow Pioneer Nick Shore.
BONUS AUDIO: A healthy chunk of today’s Jake Muzzin scrum:
Lots more to come.