The Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday loaned defenseman Derek Forbert and center Nick Shore to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.
Forbert was the Kings' first-round choice (No. 15) in the 2010 NHL Draft. He played 10 games with the Monarchs last season after turning pro following three seasons at the University of North Dakota and was credited with one assist. Shore was a third-round pick (No. 82) in 2011 and is entering his first pro season after three years at the University of Denver.
Los Angeles has 29 players remaining on its training camp roster as it prepares for its final preseason games. The Kings play the New York Rangers on Friday and the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Both games are at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL