August 23, 2009
Maxwell, Kozun invited to Kings' Rookie Camp
LOS ANGELES – Two WHL players with California ties will participate in the upcoming Los Angeles Kings Rookie Camp at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.
Everett Silvertips forward Tyler Maxwell (Manhattan Beach) and Calgary Hitmen forward Brandon Kozun (born in Southern California) will take part in the camp, which starts on Sunday, September 6 with all on-ice practice sessions open to the public and free of charge. The complete camp schedule is listed below.
Kozun, a sixth-round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft, was second in the WHL with 108 points (40 goals, 68 assists). Maxwell, who is attending the rookie camp on a tryout basis, was eighth among rookies in scoring with 46 points (22-24).
Kings Rookie Camp will conclude with two rookie games against Phoenix at Toyota Sports Center. The first game is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. The second game is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. Ticket information for each game will be announced at a later time.
The Kings also announced that the club will begin on-ice NHL Training Camp practices at Toyota Sports Center on Sunday, September 13. The roster and practice schedule for Kings Training Camp will be released at a later time.
Others expected to participate in this year’s Kings Rookie Camp are:
- Kyle Clifford – Second round pick (35th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
- Thomas Hickey – First round pick (4th overall) in 2007 NHL Entry Draft
- Alec Martinez – Fourth round pick (95th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft
- Brayden Schenn – First round pick (5th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
- Colten Teubert – First round pick (13th overall) in 2008 NHL Entry Draft
- Viatcheslav Voynov – Second round pick (32nd overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft
- Jeff Zatkoff – Third round pick (74th overall) in 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Practice and game schedule
(Subject to change):
Sun., Sept. 6: On-ice practices from 10-12 Noon; 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 7: On-ice practices from 10-12 Noon; 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Tue., Sept 8: On-ice practices from 10-12 Noon; 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 9: Pre-game skate from 9-10:30 a.m.; Game vs. Phoenix at 6 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 10: Pre-game skate from 9-10 a.m.; Game vs. Phoenix at 2 p.m.
Rookie camp roster
(Subject to change):
Tyler Maxwell (on tryout)
Geoff Walker (on tryout)
Radko Gudas (on tryout)