LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forwards Patrick O'Sullivan and Konstantin Pushkarev from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
O'Sullivan, 21, has two points (1-1=2) and six penalty minutes in 12 games with the Kings this season. The 5-11, 190-pound native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, who made his Kings/NHL debut on October 6 at Anaheim and scored his first Kings/NHL goal versus Minnesota on October 18, also has 17 goals (leads the Monarchs), 34 points (17-17=34), a plus-9 rating and 10 penalty minutes in 38 games with the Monarchs this season. The Kings acquired O'Sullivan, originally selected by Minnesota in the second-round (56th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, and a first-round choice (Trevor Lewis
) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft for Pavol Demitra on June 24, 2006.
Pushkarev, 21, has played in eight games with the Kings this season and has three points (1-2=3) and four penalty minutes. Pushkarev, who scored his first NHL goal on January 8 against Edmonton at STAPLES Center, also has 15 points (4-11=15) and 25 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Monarchs this season. A 6-0, 180-pound native of Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, Pushkarev was originally selected by the Kings in the second-round (44th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He made his Kings/NHL debut last season, recording one point (0-1=1) and zero penalty minutes in one game.