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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Ken Belanger

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Coming off an improbable season where they fell just short of reaching the Western Conference Final, the Los Angeles Kings entered the 2001-02 with, if you will, a new lease on life. However, after Stu Grimson moved on to sign in Nashville, the Kings needed someone new to fill their ...

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Steelheads Coach James Richmond Holds High Acclaim for LA Kings Prospect Jacob Moverare

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When the Los Angeles Kings sent him back to his junior team, the OHL‘s Mississauga Steelheads, from their rookie camp in late September, Jacob Moverare was told to work on both his physical game and his skating. For a defensive-minded blueliner who stands at 6-foot-2 and 198 pounds, the former ...

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A Better Skater, LA Kings Prospect Jacob Moverare Takes His Game to a New Level

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With a 7-14-3-3 record so far, the Mississauga Steelheads sit tied for last place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference. Yet, while the club is struggling as they kick off December, there are those individuals who are making the most of their opportunities, and that includes Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Inaugural Goal-Scorer Brian Kilrea

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The date was October 14, 1967, the venue was the old Long Beach Arena. The newly-christened Los Angeles Kings made their NHL debut against one of their expansion cousins, the Philadelphia Flyers. Fans in attendance watching the newborn Kings witnessed the first-ever goal scored by the team – off the ...

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Jacob Moverare Adding Strength to Already-Solid Defensive Game

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They surrendered a three-goal lead on Friday night, but the Mississauga Steelheads were able to regroup and come through in overtime, defeating the Niagara Ice Dogs by a 6-5 count. With the win, the Steelheads improve to 5-5-0-1 on the season entering the weekend — good enough for a second-place ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Dale DeGray

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He spent just one season with the Los Angeles Kings but it was a pivotal one for the franchise as it was the beginning of a new era – the Wayne Gretzky area. With Gretzky’s acquisition came the palpable ardor of the new season as the reigning Stanley Cup champion ...

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LA Kings Prospect Jacob Moverare Looking Gradually More Comfortable in Mississauga

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En route to his team’s loss to North Bay last Sunday, Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob Moverare coughed up the puck right in front of his own net which was costly given that the Battalion scored just seconds later to make it 5-1 late in the second period. But, while ...

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Promising OHL Debut for LA Kings Prospect Jacob Moverare, But Expect Better Things

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — When Dean Lombardi was hired as their general manager in 2006, the Los Angeles Kings were in need of a major rebuilding period. It was a slow and arduous rebuild but under Lombardi, the Kings were transformed into a Stanley Cup winner. Yet, while Lombardi and his ...

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Ryan McGill on LA Kings Prospect Jacob Friend: “Brings an Edge to His Game”

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Unlike past years, the Los Angeles Kings didn’t have the busiest of weekends at this past Draft in Buffalo if you were to go by quantity of picks. Entering said weekend, the Kings had just four selections and, not surprisingly, three of them were defensemen. Of the Kings’ four picks, ...

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LA Kings Sign Michael Amadio to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

Mike Amadio of the North Bay Battalion. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

LOS ANGELES — On Sunday, Los Angeles Kings President & General Manager Dean Lombardi announced that the team has signed prospect Michael Amadio to a three-year entry-level contract. In 260 career regular-season games for the OHL‘s Brampton/North Bay Battalion, the 19-year-old center has amassed 222 points (90 goals, 132 assists) ...

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