2013-14: Saw action with both NHL (52 games) and AHL Devils (15) during first pro season…Recalled from Albany/made NHL debut Nov. 3 at Min.; suffered facial lacerations after seeing just 1:16 of ice time…Missed six contests Nov. 7-16; placed on I.R. Nov. 10, retroactive to Nov. 3…Returned to NHL lineup/played in career-high 23 consecutive matches Nov. 25-Jan. 11…Notched first career NHL goal (vs. I. Bryzgalov) Feb. 7 vs. Edmonton; became first player in team history whose first tally was scored in OT…Posted lone career multi-pt. game with 1g-1a-2pts Mar. 23 vs. Tor., including GWG...Had points in back-to-back games twice: Mar. 23-27 (1g-2a-3pts) and Jan. 14-16 (2a)...Also missed 2 games Mar. 31-Apr. 1 (cheek)...Led A-Devils’ d’men with 2g-5a-7pts at time of first recall; registered points in three straight games Oct. 23-26 (2g-1a-3pts)…Led Alb. with 1g-1a-2pts (tie) and ten PIM in four playoff contests.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season