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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Martinez participated in his Kings Development camp in July of this year.'s Mike Kalinowski continues his look at the Kings future with his Future Kings series. This Week: Alec Martinez.

 Future King Alec Martinez 

Position: Defense
Born: July 26, 1987 (Rochester Hills, Mich.)
Ht: 6-0
Wt: 188
Shoots: Left
Drafted: Selected by the Kings in the fourth round (95th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Noteworthy Accomplishments From The 2007-08 Season:

  • Agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with the Kings on April 29, 2008.
  • Participated in his second Kings Development Camp at Toyota Sports Center in July of 2008.
  • Earned all CCHA Tournament honors and was named the CCHA?s Best Defensive Defensemen at the conclusion of his third season at Miami ? Ohio.
  • Led all CCHA defenseman in goals (9) and points (32).
  • Tied collegiate career highs for goals (9) and games played (42) and set new career highs for assists (23), points (32) and penalty minutes (42) in one season.
Interview Highlights:
  • He is focused and excited about taking part in his first training camp with the Kings.
  • It took him about a month of reflection before he decided to leave Miami ? Ohio a year early to start his professional career with the Kings.
  • He is good friends with Kings goaltending prospect Jeff Zatkoff, who was his roommate at Miami - Ohio and who also signed with the Kings last April.
  • Says Development Camp was a great opportunity for him to learn how to be a King.
  • His mindset going into Training Camp is to play his best hockey and to be as prepared as he possibly can be for the start of it.
  • Plans to continue to pursue a degree in accounting at Miami - Ohio.
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