Category: ‘Defensemen’

Scouting report on recent signee Oscar Fantenberg
May 2nd, 2017 at 4:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Anna Sergeeva/Getty Images The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to contract terms with Swedish defenseman Oscar Fantenberg to an entry-level contract. An official press release from the team has not been issued; Göteborgs-Posten reported he would be signed to a two-way contract two weeks ago. Fantenberg, 25, stands roughly...

After they “butted heads” early, Stevens, Doughty formed beneficial relationship
April 27th, 2017 at 12:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** As part of the coverage of John Stevens ascending to the head coaching position in Los Angeles, there have been LAKI stories this week on systems play and how it could affect the ability to play with pace, working with Anze Kopitar and team centers, the timeline of when assistants...

LaDue etches out “really good bounce-back game” against Vancouver
April 1st, 2017 at 5:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** Juan Ocampo/NHLI Darryl Sutter has spoken about how the National Hockey League is not a "development league," but there are still frequent learning moments to be had. Rookie defenseman Paul LaDue, who has shown good footwork and growing aptitude in a variety of situations, was on the ice for...

‘Collective group of six’ mentality on defense with MacDermid out
March 31st, 2017 at 8:03 AM
***PHOTO1*** It's been noted here that top-4 blue liner Kurtis MacDermid will be out a couple weeks with an upper-body injury sustained last Friday. And now Ontario has added to the fold fresh-out-of-Michigan Tech defenseman Matt Roy, who participated in his first practice with the team on Wednesday and looks to...

Los Angeles Kings Recall Defenseman Kevin Gravel from Ontario (AHL)
November 3rd, 2016 at 12:21 PM
The Los Angeles Kings have recalled defenseman Kevin Gravel from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. ***PHOTO1*** The 24-year-old Gravel (born March 6, 1992) is a 6-4, 212-pound native of Kingsford, Mich., who has played in six games this season with Ontario, posting...