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Four Players Assigned to Junior Teams, Training Camp Roster Down to 66

The LA Kings have announced the following player transactions

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The LA Kings have announced the following player transactions.

Assigned to Junior Teams:

Jacob Friend - D (Owen Sound, OHL)

Jacob Friend (born July 28, 1997) is a 6-1, 185-pound native of Bowmanville, ON. He tallied 12 points in 43 games while playing with the Owen Sound Attack of the OHL last season. Friend was selected by the Kings in the seventh round (202nd overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Jacob Moverare - D (Mississauga, OHL)

Jacob Moverare (born Aug. 31, 1998) is a 6-2, 198-pound native Ostersund, Sweden. He represented Sweden at the 2016 U18 World Junior Championships, tallying five points (1-4=5) in seven games en route to winning a silver medal. He was fourth-round (112th overall) selection of the Kings at the 2016 NHL Draft. He scored 32 points in 62 games while playing with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL last season.

Markus Phillips - D (Owen Sound, OHL)

The Kings used their second fourth round pick in 2017 to select defenseman Markus Phillips of Toronto, Ontario 118th overall. This pick was acquired from Dallas in exchange for the rights to Ben Bishop. The 6-0, 202-pound defenseman recorded 43 points (13-30=43), a plus-41 rating and 44 penalty minutes in 66 games with the Owen Sound Attack of the OHL. Among team-defensemen, he ranked first in goals, power play goals and plus/minus, and second in points and assists. During the 2017 playoffs, the 18-year old (born on March 21, 1999) posted five points (0-5=5) to help lead Owen Sound to the Western Conference Final, before falling to the eventual champion Erie Otters.

Drake Rymsha - F (Sarnia, OHL)

The Kings used the 2017 draft pick they acquired in the trade to acquire Ben Bishop from Tampa Bay to select forward Drake Rymsha of the Sarnia Sting of the OHL 138th overall. The 6-0, 187-pound native of Huntington Woods, Mich. appeared in 28 regular-season games with the Sting, posting 33 points (20-13=33) and 39 penalty minutes. He started the season with the Ottawa 67's, where the 18-year old (born Aug. 6, 1998) tallied 29 points (15-14=29) and 41 penalty minutes in 37 games.

The Kings have 66 players remaining on their 2017 Training Camp roster.

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