Prospects

Valentin Zykov Signed to Entry-Level Contract

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Fresh off of a second straight point-per-game season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Valentin Zykov has been signed to an entry level contract by the Los Angeles Kings. Per Renaud Lavoie of TVA, the contract is for $2.207 million over three years, at an average of just over $735,000 per year. Zykov was the 37th overall pick (and the Kings' first pick) in the 2013 NHL Draft, and though he didn't make a huge jump over the past season, his regular season was consistent and his playoff campaign had plenty of highlights. The 18-year-old left winger is not eligible to play with the Manchester Monarchs in the AHL next season, so as John Hoven related, he will likely either return to Baie-Comeau after participating in the Kings' development camp this summer. We voted Zykov #8 in the Top 25 Under 25 last offseason; read Rudy's ode to Zykov right here.

Video: Valentin Zykov scores an OT winner to lift Drakkar over Armada

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#73 Valentin Zykov showing off his much advertised puck possession abilities. Zykov's team trails the series 3-2 (the clip title is incorrect).

Kings Late Season Prospect Rankings Update

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The King's announced several entry level signings recently, how do these players stack up among other Kings prospects in NHLe? What is NHLe? Through the efforts of hockey analytics big-shots G...

Nick Ebert voted as having hardest shot in OHL coaches’ poll.

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Defenceman Nick Ebert was the only Guelph Storm player to win a category in the annual Ontario Hockey League coaches' poll released Wednesday.

Ebert was voted as having the hardest shot in the Western Conference, six points ahead of Kitchener Rangers' Max Iafrate and nine points ahead of third-place Darnell Nurse of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Ebert has 53 points (13 goals) in 65 games this season.

Kings prospect Michael Mersch makes All Big Ten First Team

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Centerman Michael Mersch has 33 points in 34 games this season for the University of Wisconsin. In NHLe translations, that is the equivalent of 33 points over 82 games in the NHL. That is good for 9th among Kings prospects.

Getting to Know Brayden McNabb

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Who is he, and what does he have to offer LA?

How does Brayden McNabb rank among LA Prospects?

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We take a look at Fasching and Deslauiers versus Brayden McNabb's production this season.

Los Angeles Kings January Prospect Update

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Let's take a look at what's going on with the mini-Kings these days.

Maxim Kitsyn Sent to ECHL

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The Manchester Monarchs announced that forward Maxim Kitsyn has been reassigned to the Kings ECHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign.

Manchester Monarchs 2013 Year in Review

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As told by GIFs!!!

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Los Angeles Kings November Prospect Update

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What's been happening in Mnachester since the call ups? Also, Nikolay Prokhorkin is coming on string in the KHL.

Kings Prospect Quick Hits (11/12/13)

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Join us as we keep you updated on what's been going on in and around the Kings farm system.

Kings October Prospect Update

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How are the baby Kings performing so far this year?

2013-14 Monarchs schedule announced

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They call it the Almost Hockey League for a reason, you know.

Development Camp News

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Because prospects are way better than free agents, okay?

Playoff Update: Tough Weekend for Monarchs, Reign

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Manchester starts the Calder Cup Playoffs with two overtime losses in their best-of-five series, while Ontario loses twice and now trails 3-2 in their series. Both teams now return home with some...

Dowd and Gravel in Frozen Four - Roundup

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You can see two Kings prospects on ESPN2. Here are some profiles to read while you wait.

Derek Forbort Signs With Kings, Will Join Monarchs

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As expected, the 2010 first-rounder decides to leave North Dakota a year early, signing a three-year entry-level contract. Forbort is considered the premier defensive propsect in the Kings' system...

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Kings Prospects in the NCAA Frozen Four

The Kings had several prospects in the NCAA regionals last weekend, but only D Kevin Gravel and F Nic Dowd of St. Cloud State will advance to the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh on April 11.

Tyler Toffoli's NHL Debut: Saturday vs San Jose

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Toffoli racked up 48 points in 55 games with Manchester. He's been a healthy scratch three times since being called up, but he'll get his shot tonight on the second line, with Richards and Carter....

Defense adds size with call-up Andrew Campbell

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The Kings recalled a big stay-at-home defenseman yesterday. Here's a scouting report on what we can expect from him.

Loktionov requests trade: What happens now?

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Loktionov is a talented young playmaker, but the Kings have logjam at center. His mentor, Igor Larionov, doesn't think he was used correctly by LA. Will he thrive with another team?

Kings begin cuts: Bodnarchuk waived, Muzzin stays

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Teams must meet the 23-man roster limit by Friday afternoon. Who will remain with the Kings? And will Kopitar go on injured reserve?

Prospect Watch: The Riddle Of Christopher Gibson

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This goalie prospect has had an up-and-down career after being drafted in 2011. Now that he's recovered from knee surgery, can he re-establish himself in the high scoring QMJHL?

Prospect Watch: Alex Roach Leads Hitmen Defense

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Alex Roach, a big, tall defenseman currently playing for Calgary in the WHL, is one of the Kings' recent undrafted signees. He leads Hitmen d-men in scoring and is fourth overall on the team....

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