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LA Kings Recall Michael Mersch; Joins Club in Pittsburgh

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Confirmed yesterday by MayorsManor and announced today, the Los Angeles Kings have called up forward Michael Mersch from AHL-Ontario. The 23-year-old will soon join the club in Pittsburgh. MayorsManor has confirmed: #LAKings have called up @mikemersch25 (Mike Mersch) from @ontarioreign. Had 12 goals in 19 AHL games this season. — ...

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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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Meet Dusty Imoo: LA Kings’ New Goaltending Development Coach

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While they have celebrated ultimate success in recent years, a large portion of the Los Angeles Kings‘ transition into a perennial championship contender is attributed to their strength in goal. Bill Ranford has done a phenomenal job as the club’s Goaltending Coach over the years with the development of the ...

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Ray Emery’s Past Issues Nonexistent with Ontario Reign

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As reported by Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider, netminder Patrik Bartosak is ready to return to action. Bartosak, who injured his thumb during Ontario Reign training camp has yet to play this season, but will report to the ECHL where he will begin a quick conditioning stint with the ...

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LA Kings’ Mike O’Connell Says Adrian Kempe “Has Progressed Beautifully”

Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Adrian Kempe puts on a team cap after being selected as the number twenty-nine overall pick to the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Despite winning their second Stanley Cup in three years, the Los Angeles Kings were still on a mission to keep building for the future. After all, good teams can win championships but erode within a short period of time. Great teams, however, can win championships while continuing to build, determined ...

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LA Kings’ Nelson Emerson on Nick Ebert: “He Has Skills That Others Don’t Have”

LONDON, ON - MAY 19:  Nick Ebert #10 of the Guelph Storm skates against the Val'Dor Foreurs in Game Four of the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup at Budweiser Gardens on May 19, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada. The Storm defeated the Foreurs 6-3. (Photo by Kenneth Andersen/Getty Images)

For some players, being the final pick of the NHL Draft would all but deter their hopes for making it to the NHL. Kings prospect Nick Ebert, however, is not one of those cases. After a not-so-smooth transition from the junior ranks to the pros last season, the 21-year-old blueliner ...

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