I had a couple questions about this over the weekend, so I got an answer from Dean Lombardi. If you’re maintaining a list of Kings prospects, you can now scratch off the following four names: Bryan Cameron, Matt Fillier, Josh Kidd and Linden Rowat. They have not been re-signed by the Kings and will be eligible either to be drafted again this month, or for free agency.
What are the Kings losing? Cameron, 20, scored 37 goals in the OHL this season. Filler, 20, was a 20-goal scorer in the QMJHL. Kidd, a 20-year-old defenseman, played 33 games for Manchester last season. Rowat, a 19-year-old goalie, had a 3.07 goals-against average in the WHL and then played two games for the Ontario Reign.
By the way, looks like you can flush my “Pens in 6” prediction. This weekend’s lesson? Never underestimate the power of the Evil Empire…
I got some quotes from Lombardi about last week’s draft combine, which I will try to post a bit later. He’s in Pittsburgh now, for a GM meeting and some work with Team USA.