LA Kings – Prospect Signings – Hickey, Legein, Meckler and Muzzin

Posted on July 17, 2012 by

The Kings have signed defenseman Thomas Hickey, forward Stefan Legein, forward David Meckler and defenseman Jake Muzzin on one-year deals. All players were playing with the Manchester Monarchs, the LA Kings Affiliate. You can read more about the Monarchs here.

All of the signed players are restricted free agents. The only other Kings restricted free agent, Justin Azevedo, has agreed to play in Europe next season. (You can read our Q & A here on the definitions and examples of restricted and unrestricted free agents). The signing for one year is a good one for us as we like to keep those forwards ready when needed. The Kings are full of talented defenseman so its harder for Hickey and Muzzin to make the team. But again, it’s the right move for now because we need to see after this season if we solidify our roster or trade and move the prospects up. Exciting times!


Hickey, 23, had 26 points (3-23=26), 36 penalty minutes and a plus-16 rating in 76 regular season games with the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) this past season.

Height : 5’11”
Weight : 190
Shoots/Catches : Left
Hometown : Calgary, AB
Date of Birth : 02/08/1989
Age : 23


Legein, 23, recorded 14 goals, 25 points (14-11=25) and 44 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games with the Monarchs this past season.

Height : 5’10”
Weight : 185
Shoots/Catches : Right
Hometown : Oakville, ON
Date of Birth : 11/24/1988
Age : 23


Meckler, 25 (turned 25 on July 9), recorded 10 goals, 17 points (10-7=17), 13 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating in 44 regular season games with the Monarchs this past season, his fifth season in Manchester.

Height : 6’0”
Weight : 213
Shoots/Catches : Right
Hometown : Highland Park, IL
Date of Birth : 07/09/1987
Age : 25


Muzzin, 23, established new career highs in goals (7), assists (24), points (31), penalty minutes (40) and games played (71) while skating with the Monarchs this past season.

Height : 6’3”
Weight : 217
Shoots/Catches : Left
Hometown : Woodstock, ON
Date of Birth : 02/21/1989
Age : 23


Good Luck guys! Hope to see you soon on the team.

Go Kings!

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