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A handful of offerings, in the few minutes I have before heading down to the Dodger clubhouse:

— Dave Lewis has been hired as an assistant coach and promoted Jamie Kompon into a different role. I’ll attach the full press release below.

— Richard Petiot has been re-signed to a one-year contract. It’s safe to assume he will be part of that group contending for one or two spots on the NHL roster.

— The Kings will hold their rookie camp in El Segundo from Sept. 3-8. I’ll also attach the players and schedule below.

Sorry for the brevity! Just wanted to get all this out there…

KINGS ROOKIE CAMP PARTICIPANTSscheduled subject to change
Bagnall, Drew Defenseman Likens, Jeff Defenseman *
Boyle, Brian Defenseman Meckler, David Right Wing
Cameron, Bryan Center Moller, Oscar Center
Cliche, Marc-Andre Center Murray, Brady Left Wing
Dravecky, Vladimir Left Wing Parse, Scott Left Wing
Ersberg, Erik Goaltender Piskula, Joe Defenseman
Fast, T.J. Defenseman Purcell, Teddy Right Wing
Fillier, Matt Center Quick, Jonathan Goaltender
Hersley, Patrik Defenseman Rowat, Linden Goaltender
Holloway, Bud Center Ryan, Joe Defenseman
Johnson, Jack Defenseman Simmonds, Wayne Right Wing
Kidd, Trevor Defenseman Westgarth, Kevin Right Wing
King, Dwight Center Jarrett, Patrick Center **
Lewis, Trevor Center Perry, Adam Left Wing **

* under AHL contract
** tryout

KINGS ROOKIE CAMP (ON-ICE) SCHEDULEscheduled subject to change
Monday, September 3
8:30 am 9:30 am: Forwards – On Ice Skills Session
9:45 am 10:45 am: Defensemen On Ice Skills Session
11 am Noon Goaltenders On Ice Skills Session
3:30 pm 4:45 pm All players

Tuesday, September 4
8:30 am 9:30 am: Defensemen – On Ice Skills Session
9:45 am 10:45 am Goaltenders On Ice Skills Session
11 am Noon Forwards On Ice Skills Session
3:30 pm 4:45 pm All players

Wednesday, September 5
8:30 am 9:30 am Goaltenders – On Ice Skills Session
9:45 am 10:45 am Forwards On Ice Skills Session
11 am Noon Defensemen On Ice Skills Session
3:30 pm 4:45 pm All players

Thursday, September 6
9:30 11 am All players
2:30 4:45 pm Practices

Friday, September 7
8 9 am Team Practice
9:15 10:15 am Team Practice
5 7:30 pm GAME

Saturday, September 8
9 11 am Practice




LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have named Dave Lewis as Assistant Coach and have promoted Jamie Kompon to Assistant Coach and Director of Amateur Development, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi and Kings Head Coach Marc Crawford announced today. Lewis joins Mike Johnston (Associate Coach), Kompon, Nelson Emerson (Assistant Coach), Bill Ranford (Goaltending Coach) and Chad Smith (Strength and Conditioning Coach) on Crawfords coaching staff.

Lewis, 54, has served as a head coach and an assistant coach in the NHL for the past 20 years following a 15-year playing career in the NHL, which included three seasons with the Kings (1979-83). This past season, he served as Bostons Head Coach and compiled a 35-41-6 record. Previously he worked as a head coach (2002-04), associate coach (1996-02) and assistant coach (1988-96) with Detroit where he won three Stanley Cup championships in 1997, 1998 and 2002.

This is a perfect fit for our staff as we were interested in Dave taking a similar role with the Kings last summer before he accepted the head coaching job with Boston, said Crawford. Dave brings to our coaching staff and to our hockey club a great deal of success and a tremendous amount of experience. He is a member of three Stanley Cup championship clubs as a coach and he played in more than 1,000 career games in the National Hockey League. Dave commands respect because he deserves respect, and he is really anxious to help get this team to be the best it can be. Were excited to have Dave on board because as a former captain of the Kings, hell help us develop a strong tradition of Kings hockey.

Following the 2002 season, Lewis was named as the Red Wings head coach following the retirement of Scotty Bowman and he led the club to two 48-win and 100-plus point seasons, and two Central Division titles. The Red Wings also captured the Presidents Trophy in 2003-04 with the Leagues top record at 48-21-11-2 (109 points), and in 2005-06 he worked for the team as a professional scout. In all, Lewis has a career head coaching record of 131-82-33 (21 ties).

Prior to coaching, Lewis enjoyed a successful NHL career as a defenseman from 1973-88. He played for the Kings for three seasons and served as the clubs captain from 1981-83. He played in his 1,000th career game on April 1, 1987, while with Detroit and he retired on November 6, 1987, and then joined that teams coaching staff.

Originally selected by the New York Islanders in the third-round (33rd overall) of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft, Lewis played two seasons of junior hockey with Saskatoon (WCHL) and then made the jump directly to the NHL after the Islanders selected him in the Draft. He played seven seasons in New York from 1973-80 before he was acquired by the Kings in a trade on March 10, 1980. During the 1982-83 season with the Kings, Lewis tied a career-high in games played with 79, and he also played in 18 career post-season games with the team from 1980-82.

After leaving the Kings in 1983, Lewis played in New Jersey for three seasons before he played his final two years with the Red Wings. In all, Lewis played in 1,008 career regular season NHL contests and had 224 points (36-188=224) and 953 penalty minutes. In 91 career post-season NHL games, Lewis had 21 points (1-20=21) and 143 penalty minutes.

A native of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Lewis and his wife Brenda have two children: a son Ryan and a daughter Megan.

Kompon joined the Kings coaching staff last summer as an Assistant Coach. In his new role, he will coordinate all areas of player development throughout the Kings organization.

Jamie did an outstanding job coordinating our development camps and he has a great passion for teaching, said Lombardi. I have no doubt that Jamie, who is one of the hardest working people in hockey, will exceed in this critical role.

Kompon, prior to coming to Los Angeles, worked for nine seasons with the St. Louis Blues organization where he most recently served as the clubs Video Coach, a position he first held since 1997. He added Strength and Conditioning Coach to his title during the 2002-03 season, and in the spring of 2006 he was on the coaching staff of Team Canada at the World Championship in Latvia where he served as Video Coach.

Prior to joining the Blues, Kompon was an Assistant Coach with the Baltimore Bandits of the American Hockey League for the 1996-97 season and he also served as Co-Head Coach at McGill University in Montreal in 1994-95 after being employed there as an Assistant Coach for three seasons.

Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Kompon, 40, also played four seasons as a defenseman at McGill (1985-89) and then he played two seasons of professional hockey, including stints in the East Coast Hockey League and in the German Elite League.

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  • El Guapo

    Very good news. It’s good to bring in a guy with 3 Cups on his resume as a coach, 1k games in the NHL and past team captain. Very happy about this!

  • Anonymous

    Patrick Jarrett and Adam Perry on tryouts at rookie camp. Interesting. Jarrett was a Preds draft choice a few years back and spent the last couple of seasons in Berlin. Adam Perry is the brother of another Perry that plays in So Cal (grin) and was a teammate of David Meckler’s last year.

  • Tami

    Any reason Jonathan Bernier was left off the rookie list?

  • Rich Hammond

    Bernier will still be in Russia for the Super Series.

  • Anonymous

    Tami…Canada vs. Russia Super Series. I assume that’s why Hickey is also not on that list.

  • Ryan Oliver

    Bernier left off probably because of the Canada?russia series. Same reason Hickey was left off.

  • anne

    That would be Josh Kidd, defenceman NOT Trevor.

  • Marc Nathan

    …said Lombardi. I have no doubt that Jamie, who is one of the hardest working people in hockey, will exceed in this critical role.

    …LOL… he may SUCCEED… he may EXCEL… but the crack(ed) Kings PR Department probably should have caught that one. It’s tough to exceed IN a role.

  • 619KingsFan

    Woo-Hoo!!! Bernier posted a 2-0 shut out against the Russians!!

    BallPointHammer, thank you very much for the hockey webcast link you posted a couple of threads ago! The Super Series came in perfectly!!

  • JB

    Marc- Not sure I see your problem w/ that sentence. Nothing wrong in style or grammar. It is tough to exceed (go beyond the limit) in a role which is why it’s a compliment to say you think someone can do it.

    But lets stick to commenting on hockey and leave the prose to the pros.

  • Jon

    Bernier shut out Russia 3-0!

  • BobMillersHair

    Not a big TEAM CANADA supporter but I am a big KING prospect supporter.

    Bernier shuts out Russia 3-0.

    Wednesday’ game was Bernier’s first since he was forced out of May’s Memorial Cup tiebreaker game with a sprained ankle which kept him off the ice for six weeks.

    Thats good news!!

  • OneTimer

    Great add to the Org!! 3 cups on the resume for Lewis as a coach … and let us not forget – he surely would have had a 4th (his 1st) as a PLAYER with the Isles in 1980, had he not been traded at the March deadline to the Kings. Ironic?

  • LA Kings 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Champions

    Is it just me or has DL made more moves for this team (in a positive direction) in his short 15 months with this team, than the team has made in the last decade?

    Thank you DL for bringing your vision, determination and professionalism to a team that has seen way to many problems (from the inside out), only to use a band-aid to try and heal a broken arm!

    I am really excited about this up and coming season and for many more awesome season to follow.

    LA Kings 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Champions!!! GO, KINGS, GO!

  • hipcheck

    Agreed with Stanley in that this off season has arguably been the most productive off season in Kings history.

  • MattGeorge

    Rich you wanna weigh in on this? I’ve only been following the Kings for about 8 years now… do YOU think this is THE most productive offseason EVER?

  • Mark3

    “this off season has arguably been the most productive off season in Kings history”

    Also agreed.
    I doubt you’d find much of an argument out there save for August 9, 1988.

  • BobMillersHair

    More on Bernier:
    If Bernier out shines everybody at Kings training camp, is there any chance that he makes the Kings. Possibly as a back up. Or is it just too high a risk.

    Penguins couple years back were able to play Fluery for a handfull of starts then sent him back to Jrs. That could be an option.

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