For those attending the camp this weekend, or for those just curious, here’s a more complete roster of skaters and goalies, including the non-roster guys. Going over my notes, I think I might have missed a No. 65, but I think I got everyone else…
34 – Daniel Weiss – RW* (Berlin, DEL)
37 – Thomas Hickey – D
40 – Tyler Maxwell – C* (Everett, WHL)
47 – Corey Elkins – C
48 – Andrei Loktionov – C
49 – Nicolas Deslauriers – D
50 – Bud Holloway – LW
51 – Brandon Kozun – RW
52 – Garret Roe – LW
53 – Alec Martinez – D
55 – Brayden Schenn – C
56 – Wes Cunningham – LW* (Elmira, ECHL)
57 – Linden Vey – RW
59 – Patrick Mullen – C
61 – Brandon DeFazio – F* (Clarkson, NCAA)
62 – Justin Azevedo – C
64 – Kyle Clifford – LW
68 – Brett Parnham – C* (Oshawa, OHL)
70 – Michael Pelech – LW
71 – Jordan Nolan – C
72 – Nic Dowd – C
73 – Radko Gudas – D* (Czech League)
74 – Dwight King – LW
76 – Viatcheslav Voinov – D
77 – Robert Czarnik – C
78 – Geoff Walker – RW* (Ontario, ECHL)
79 – Colten Teubert – D
80 – Ben Shutron – D* (Windsor, OHL)
81 – Andrew Campbell – D
82 – Geordie Wudrick – LW
83 – David Kolomatis – D
84 – Juraj Mikus – C* (Slovakia)
85 – Constantin Braun – D
*- non-roster player
36 – Jeff Zatkoff
45 – Jonathan Bernier
65 – Martin Jones
75 – J.F. Berube
Andrew Campbell, Justin Azevedo, Brandon Kozun, Michael Pelech, Bud Holloway and non-roster invitee Ben Shutron scored goals in the scrimmage today, which lasted roughly an hour. The four goalies, Bernier, Zatkoff, Jones and Berube, split time in the scrimmage, which was sandwiched between two skill sessions.
Loktionov has not arrived at camp, although apparently there’s still a chance he will show up this weekend. It’s not injury-related, so there’s a good chance that it’s visa related, based on prior complications with foreign-based players.
I have interviews with Bernier and Teubert and a few things with Terry Murray, so look for that a bit later…
Two players are missing from the scrimmage. Viatcheslav Voinov is recovering from injury and is doing drills but not playing in scrimmages. Andrei Loktionov is not yet at camp. Not sure why just yet.
Probably around 150 on hand for the first official session of the developmental camp in El Segundo. It’s supposed to be split in two groups, ’09 draft picks in one and prospects in the other, but there’s already some crossover. There’s a break at the moment, before a scrimmage game.
I’ll have some prospect and coach interviews later.
Juraj Mikus has the potential to become blog legend, along the lines of our Tommy’s vs. In-N-Out debate (the majority of you are still wrong, I must respectfully add…)
The non-roster forward on the ice at the development camp is indeed Juraj Mikus, who was a fourth-round draft pick of Montreal in 2005. Mikus spent the previous three seasons is Slovakia’s pro league and totaled 31 goals and 59 assists in 56 games last season. To be honest, I don’t know much about the level of competition in the Slovakian league, so maybe someone who closely follows international leagues can lend some opinion.
Mikus, 22, also played for Slovakia in the World Championships in 2008 and 2009. He spent one season (2006-07) in the QMJHL and had 29 goals and 42 assists in 60 games.
The two-game rookie series between the Kings and Phoenix Coyotes will be played on Wednesday, Sept. 9 (6 p.m.) and Thursday, Sept. 10 (2 p.m.) at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. As far as access, the Kings so far have only said that rosters and ticket information will be announced later this summer.
Restricted free agent forward Scott Parse has signed a one-year contract with the Kings. Parse, 25, a sixth-round pick in 2004, had 15 goals and 24 assists for Manchester last season.
OK, I believe I got through all the non-duplicated questions from this week. Thanks to everyone for all the interest and the questions. I’ll be going out to at least one day of the prospects camp, so hopefully I’ll get some good stuff from that. Here’s the final set of answers…
Here’s the Kings’ preseason schedule for 2009. The two-game rookie series against Phoenix will be held before these games, in El Segundo…
Tuesday, Sept. 15: Kings at Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 15: Phoenix at Kings, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 17: Kings vs. San Jose at Ontario, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19: Ducks at Kings, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 22: Kings vs. NY Islanders at Sprint Center in Kansas City, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 23: Kings at Colorado, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26: Kings vs. Colorado at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27: Kings at Ducks, 5:05 p.m.
Tickets for the two games at Staples Center will go on sale on Saturday, Aug. 1. Tickets are currently on sale for the games in Ontario, Las Vegas and Kansas City.
Looks like there will be a need for one more set of answers, which might be a record. Here’s the seventh set of answers…