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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
David Meckler at Kings 2008 Development Camp's Mike Kalinowski caught up with David Meckler as part of our Future King series.

 Future King David Meckler 

Name: David Meckler
Position: Center
Born: July 9, 1987 (Highland Park, Ill.)
Ht: 6-1
Wt: 174
Shoots: Right
Drafted: Selected by the Kings in the fifth round (134th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft

Noteworthy Accomplishments From The 2007-08 Season:
  • Finished his first season of professional hockey with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL) and recorded 36 points (23-13=36) and 24 penalty minutes in 76 regular season games.
  • Added another two points (1-1=2) and two penalty minutes in four postseason games with the Monarchs.
  • eckler’s 23 goals tied for fourth on the Monarchs and his 36 points ranked seventh best on the squad.
  • He also tied for the team lead with two short-handed goals last season.
Interview Highlights:
  • Agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings on July 18, 2008.
  • Recently participated in the Kings July Development Camp.
  • Talks about his path to the Kings organization that included stops in the USHL, the NCAA and the OHL.
  • Says his experience with the OHL’s London Knights really prepared him for the pro game.
  • Teammates in London included Sam Gagner (Edmonton Oilers) and Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks).
  • Says he needs to work on getting bigger, stronger and faster to attain his ultimate goal of playing in the NHL with the Kings.
  • Says he learned a lot from his first Kings Training Camp experience in September of 2007.
  • Says his shot has always been the strongest part of his
  • Recently attended the wedding of Kings/Monarchs defenseman Peter Harrold.
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