Kings have the two best shot blockers in the OHL by a long shot. And would have 3 of the top 6 if they would’ve kept McKeown.
…at least, according to Darryl, from lakingsinsider.com:
On Anze Kopitar’s play over the last month:
Hey, him and Jonathan set the template for our team in terms of leadership and what’s going on. It’s those two guys who carry the weight, and he’s on pace for his normal regular season. His numbers, he’s going to be, what, around 25 and 50 in terms of goals and assists, and that’s what his career has been. That’s spectacular for most players. For him, that’s normal. … You know what? Our team, the top players are also the captains, so it goes hand-in-hand. It’s a lot of responsibility for Kopi, but that’s good responsibility and it’s good pressure. I trust him on and off the ice, so you expect him to be a top guy in both those areas. He’s a top player on the ice and he’s our captain.
With the Kings 5-0 shutout of defending Stanley Cup Champion, Chicago Blackhawks, Kings’ goalie Jonathan Quick passed John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek for the most all-time shutouts for US-born goalies.
The Kings have signed their 2014 3rd round 9th overall draft pick Michael Amadio to a 3 year entry level contract.
The Kings drafted him after he rose from 19 to 38 points in his 2nd junior season. Since then, his production has continued to rise. He has put up 71 and 94 points the last two seasons.
Nolan had surgery for a herniated disc.
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Brett Anderson had surgery to repair bulging disc.
Budaj gets one year extension.