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Six Questions with Nelson Emerson

by Melody Huskey / Los Angeles Kings caught up with former Kings winger Nelson Emerson to continue the "Six Questions" series.

Nelson Emerson works in player development for the Kings.

Emerson, who currently works in Player Development for the Kings, played two years for Los Angeles from 2000-02. Of his 12-year, 771 game NHL career, Emerson was a part of eight different teams, including five within a two-year span. He also played in 40 Stanley Cup playoff games while as a player, scoring 7-15=22 in that stretch. Emerson was hired by the Kings in 2006 as a video and player development consultant, before being promoted to an assistant coach in 2008. What is your favorite moment from your time on the Kings?

Emerson: Playing in the playoffs every year. What was the best perk of playing hockey in Los Angeles?

Emerson: The facilities are world class. If you could give one piece of advice to the current Kings team, what would it be?

Emerson: Have a great start to the season.  No one can take away anything you do early and it sets you up for success in the second half. If you could go back and change something about your career, what would it be?

Emerson: I would have picked my head up that last time I cut across the middle of the ice. If you could play on a line with a member of the Kings, past or present roster, who would it be and why?

Emerson: Gretzky, the best player ever. What more can I say? What is one sentence that describes your time on the Kings?  

Emerson: The teams that I played for on the Kings played better in the playoffs then we did during the regular season, which tells me a lot about the teammates I had.

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