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Peter Budaj’s Turnaround Attributed to “Belief and Hard Work”

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10 days ago, the Los Angeles Kings re-signed netminder Peter Budaj to a one-year extension, and for good reason. At 34-14-4-1, the Ontario Reign are second in the AHL‘s Pacific Division and well on their way to defending their Calder Cup crown. A huge reason for the Reign’s success has ...

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Reign Asst Chris Hajt on Sean Backman: “Hasn’t Missed a Beat With His Production”

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It is their 80th anniversary as the AHL‘s All-Star Classic is back in Syracuse, New York, for the first time since 1998. The best from the American League are on hand this weekend with the defending Calder Cup champions, the Ontario Reign, being well-represented by head coach Mike Stothers and ...

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Mike Stothers on Upcoming All-Star Classic, Reign Representatives

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While the Kings organization will be well-represented in Nashville next weekend, it will be well-represented in Syracuse as well. While they may have only two representatives in Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick, the quality supersedes quantity for the Los Angeles Kings as both will be taking part in the NHL ...

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Low Draft Pick to Top Prospect, Ontario Reign’s Nic Dowd Closer to the NHL Than Ever Before

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Having strengthened his two-way game since turning pro, he has quickly become regarded as one of the brightest pieces of the Los Angeles Kings‘ promising future. After a strong rookie campaign in Manchester last season, he followed it up with 13 points in 19 playoff games, helping the Monarchs win ...

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Patience Key for Booming Kings Prospect Jonny Brodzinski

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After three successful seasons at St. Cloud State, Los Angeles Kings‘ prospect Jonny Brodzinski has taken the next step in his career. This season, he is suiting up for the Ontario Reign in what is his first year as a pro. But for those expecting immediate results, they will have ...

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Ontario Reign Have Found a Mentor in a Revived Peter Budaj

Peter Budaj, Ontario Reign at Manitoba Moose, October 15, 2015 (Photo credit: Jonathan Kozub)

When the Los Angeles Kings signed Peter Budaj to a professional tryout in late August, the news was met with a great deal of curiosity. Jhonas Enroth was signed earlier in the summer plus J.F. Berube and Patrik Bartosak were each developing nicely enough in the minors that their respective ...

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Reign Asst Chris Hajt on Justin Auger: “He’s Been a 200-Foot Player for Us”

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Turning themselves into a championship winner did not happen overnight. Far from it, actually. Under general manager Dean Lombardi, the Los Angeles Kings have implemented a patient but effective farm system for their prospects to develop. With that, the Kings have been transformed into a club that models one of ...

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A Discussion with Ontario Reign Head Coach Mike Stothers

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Following the 2013-14 season, the Manchester Monarchs parted ways with head coach Mark Morris, who had been at the club’s helm since 2006. Morris also held the distinction of being the club’s winningest coach. Unfortunately, the Monarchs had been eliminated in the opening round of the playoffs in each of ...

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LA Kings Suspend Patrik Bartosak Following Domestic Assault Charges

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In the wake of facing domestic assault charges, netminder Patrik Bartosak has been suspended by the Los Angeles Kings without pay. The New Hampshire Union Leader broke the news on Tuesday regarding Bartosak’s violent altercation with his girlfriend the previous day. The altercation resulted in 12 “domestic-related charges”. Shortly following ...

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