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Kings announce 2019 Rookie Faceoff roster

The Kings rookies and prospects will take on other young players from the Ducks, Avalanche, and Sharks

Guelph Storm v London Knights
LONDON, ON - FEBRUARY 26: Sean Durzi #6 of the Guelph Storm skates out with the puck in the third period during OHL game action against the London Knights at Budweiser Gardens on February 26, 2019 in London, Canada.
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The Los Angeles Kings announced their roster for this year’s rookie camp and tournament. Players will take part in the 2019 Rookie Faceoff, which will be held September 7-10 in Irvine, California. Hosted by the Anaheim Ducks, games will be held at the Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena facility.

Notable players under contract with the Kings include forwards Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Arthur Kaliyev, Samuel Fagemo, Rasmus Kupari, defensemen Mikey Anderson, Sean Durzi, and goaltender Matt Villalta.

Prospects enrolled in college, including Alex Turcotte, are not eligible to attend camp due to NCAA rules and regulations.

One notable, albeit expected, absence is Gabe Vilardi.

There are several free agent camp invitees to fill out the roster, including forwards Joseph Garreffa and Jonathan Yantsis and defensemen Billy Constantinou and Vincent Sevigny. All four players also attended development camp with the Kings in June.

The full roster is below:

In addition to the Ducks, the San Jose Sharks, Vegas Golden Knights, Arizona Coyotes, and Colorado Avalanche will all be participating in the Rookie Faceoff.

The Kings prospects will play in three games at the tournament:

  • September 7 against the Anaheim Ducks, 5:00 p.m., FivePoint Arena
  • September 8 against the Colorado Avalanche, 1:00 p.m., FivePoint Arena
  • September 10 against the San Jose Sharks, 1:00 p.m., Rink 3 (Great Park Ice)

Tickets for individual games are available for $10 each. For more information, visit the tournament webpage.