Check out the latest report from Los Angeles News Group colleague Abbey Mastracco, who breaks down the Kings’ breakdowns in a 4-3 loss Wednesday to the Colorado Avalanche and looks ahead to play after this weekend’s All-Star break.
The Ducks on Wednesday sent Shea Theodore, a 20-year-old defenseman, to the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League. How long he stays with the Gulls is open to debate. It’s likely that Theodore practices with the Gulls and then plays in Friday’s game against the Ontario Reign in San Diego and then returns to the Ducks in time for Monday’s post-All-Star break practice.
Theodore has scored two goals and six points in 13 games since he was recalled from San Diego. He made his NHL debut Dec. 29 against the Flames in Calgary. He had four goals and 16 points in 27 games to start the season with the Gulls. He was the Ducks’ first-round pick in the 2013 draft (26th overall).
Ontario Reign captain Vincent LoVerde, goalie Peter Budaj and forward Michael Mersch were named Thursday to represent the Pacific Division in the AHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Syracuse, N.Y. They’ll be joined by defenseman Brandon Montour and left wing Nick Ritchie of the San Diego Gulls. Here’s a link to a story from the AHL website: http://theahl.com/rosters-announced-for-ahl-all-star-classic-p200847
Kings coach Darryl Sutter will coach the Pacific Division All-Stars, the NHL announced Wednesday. And that ought to make the new 3-on-3 tournament format all the more lively. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and goalie Jonathan Quick will play for Sutter, as will Ducks right wing Corey Perry and goalie John Gibson. Arizona Coyotes tough guy John Scott will serve as captain after the fans voted to select him in an organized campaign.
Here’s the link to the rosters: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=796221&navid=DL|NHL|home