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ex-King/Monarch Ray Kaunisto signs AHL contract with St. John’s

The St. John’s IceCaps have agreed to terms with forward Ray Kaunisto on an AHL contract. Kaunisto, 25, played in 74 games with the Manchester Monarchs during the 2011-12 season. In that time, the left-handed forward recorded 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) and 65 penalty minutes. via TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League |…

Dinner with Hunter S. Thompson, Doug Gilmour, Josh Hamilton and Stefan Legein?

Stefan Legein […] spent his OHL career with the IceDogs organization (Mississauga and later Niagara). In 2006-07 he had a breakout year in the OHL, putting up 75 points in 64 games to go along with his 115 penalty minutes. He [was] part of the Canadian World Junior squad that eventually won the Gold Medal […]. The 5’8, 200 pound forward was selected 37th overall in the 2007 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Much was made of his unexpected, yet brief, retirement [in 2008]. Stefan was later traded to the Flyers and then dealt to the Kings […]. He just signed a 1 year, 2-way deal with the Kings […].

Duluth Native Forbort Still Maturing

Duluth Native Forbort Carries Potential, Still Maturing — The CW for Duluth MN Sports Duluth native Derek Forbort was the tallest player listed at the Los Angeles Kings development camp, which ended on July 10, but team officials say he is still early in the maturation process. “He’s very immature physically, I think,” Los Angeles general…

Where Are They Now: Geordie Wudrick – Former Player Of The Year Winners

When Wudrick was honoured with Hockey Now’s Minor Hockey Player of the Year award in 2005, it appeared the Abbotsford, B.C. forward was on the fast-track toward a distinguished hockey career.

That year, his first as a Bantam-aged player in 2004/05, he  scored he scored 115 goals with Abbotsford, won that season’s U16 B.C. Best Ever Tournament and, shortly thereafter, was selected second overall in the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft by the Swift Current Broncos. Only Colten Teubert was picked ahead of him by the Regina Pats.

Lombardi takes elevator to the top – ESPN Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Kings had just clinched their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history, and general manager Dean Lombardi, in his sixth season at the helm, was rushing from the press box inside Staples Center to the arena floor, hoping to reach the ice in time for the Cup presentation by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

Nice article on Scott Parse

Parse is spending the summer in Los Angeles working out. He’s recovered from his latest surgery to clean up some wear and tear on his hip, and is working to build up the muscles in the area. He said the sockets in both hips aren’t formed well, which has worn down the cartilage.

He started practicing with the team at the end of the regular season and through the first two rounds of the playoffs. But his hip became sore, so he was shut down for the rest of the season.

eBay: Gretzky contract (BIN: $250,000)

Gretzky Kings Contract, Trade Agreement Original Signed – Audio of Negotiations | eBay One of a kind package of NHL history. 1. Original signed trade agreement between the Kings and Oilers documenting the “Trade of the Century”, signed by Bruce McNall and Peter Pocklington. 2. Original signed contract with Bruce McNall. Signed by Wayne Gretzky…