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Maxim Kitsyn Names To Russia's National Junior Team

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings prospect left wing Maxim Kitsyn has been named to Russia’s roster for the upcoming World Junior Championships. The prestigious tournament is slated to take place in Buffalo and Niagara, N.Y., from Dec. 26 through Jan. 5.

Kitsyn, who turned 19 on Friday, will be joined at the World Juniors with Kings prospects Derek Forbort (USA) and Brayden Schenn (Canada).

The Kings’ sixth-round choice (158th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Kitsyn is a 6-2, 194-pound native of Novokuznetsk, Russia. He currently is playing his third consecutive season for Novokuznetsk Metallurg of the KHL. This season he has recorded seven points (3-4=7) in 17 games.

Other current Kings to participate in the World Junior Championships:

Jonathan Bernier (Team Canada, 2008)

Dustin Brown (Team USA, 2002 and 2003)

Drew Doughty (Team Canada, 2008)

Matt Greene (Team USA, 2003)

Michal Handzus (Team Slovakia, 1996 and 1997)

Jack Johnson (Team USA, 2006 and 2007)

Anze Kopitar (Team Slovenia 2004, 2005 and 2006, Division I)

Trevor Lewis (Team USA, 2007)

Wayne Simmonds (Team Canada, 2008)

Ryan Smyth (Team Canada, 1995)

Jarret Stoll (Team Canada, 2001 and 2002) v Marco Sturm (Team Germany, 1994 and 1995)

The Kings (20-12-1 and winners of two in a row) conclude their two-game homestand tonight against the Ducks at 6 p.m. The Kings then play at San Jose tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on FS West, KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network.

For all Kings ticket information, visit LAKings.com and call 1-888-KINGS-LA (1-888-54647-52).

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