Confirmed with Link: Nikolai Prokhorkin Signs One-Year Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings

Discussion in 'Los Angeles Kings' started by savemefromtears, May 13, 2019.

  1. terrorinthebang We all go a little mad sometimes.

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,778
    Likes Received:
    1,644
    Trophy Points:
    139
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Location:
    City of Angels
    Welp. Looks like it's finally official. It only took, what, about 8 years to finally decide to come on over...?

    2018 Olympic Gold Medalist set to join organization after posting 41 points in 41 games last season with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL

    Nikolai Prokhorkin Signs One-Year Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings

    The LA Kings have signed forward Nikolai Prokhorkin to a one-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

    The 25-year-old Prokhorkin (born on Sept. 17, 1993) is a 6-2, 201-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, who appeared in 41 regular-season games this season with SKA St. Petersburg (KHL), posting 41 points (20-21=41), a plus-27 rating and 10 penalty minutes.

    He helped lead SKA to the Western Conference Final, before falling in Game 7 to the top-seed and eventual champion CSKA Moscow. He appeared in 11 postseason games, posting six points (2-4=6) and four penalty minutes.

    Selected by the Kings in the fourth round (121st overall) during the 2012 NHL Draft, Prokhorkin has appeared 314 career regular-season KHL games, recording 186 points (92-94=186), a plus-106 rating and 248 penalty minutes.


    [​IMG]
     
  2. KingCanadain1976 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Messages:
    18,299
    Likes Received:
    1,870
    Trophy Points:
    187
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    self employed
    Location:
    Thunder Bay Ont. Can
    Yesss some good news finally Looking forward to seeing him in la
     
    deaderhead28 and Kingsfan1 like this.
  3. kovacro Uvijek Vjerni

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    7,776
    Likes Received:
    3,206
    Trophy Points:
    157
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Master of the Custodial Arts
    Location:
    Hamilton, ON
    Let's hope Porkins can stay on target this year.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Kings man 4 life Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,696
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    101
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    College Student
    Location:
    Peoples Repub. of CA
    Will he be a UFA after this contract?
     
  5. kingsboy11 Queens of the World

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    7,108
    Likes Received:
    2,631
    Trophy Points:
    126
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Location:
    USA
    7 years in the making. Just glad its finally happening.
     
    SlimCharles and KingsCourt like this.
  6. jfont Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    16,043
    Likes Received:
    344
    Trophy Points:
    199
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Awards:
    the cup is ours!
     
  7. Reaper45 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2003
    Messages:
    35,227
    Likes Received:
    2,486
    Trophy Points:
    232
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Where's that Winston Wolf picture when we need it?
     
  8. Kingsfan1 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,901
    Likes Received:
    721
    Trophy Points:
    139
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Location:
    Staples Center
    RFA
     
    Kings man 4 life likes this.
  9. Mats26 Youth Movement

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,012
    Likes Received:
    388
    Trophy Points:
    124
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Welcome aboard Nikolai!
     
  10. Kings man 4 life Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,696
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    101
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    College Student
    Location:
    Peoples Repub. of CA
    Cool, we will get some compensation if he doesn't want to stay then
     
    andys likes this.
  11. DAkings20 Kings can't score

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    12,441
    Likes Received:
    303
    Trophy Points:
    154
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Finally! Interested to see what he can do.
     
    andys likes this.
  12. johnjm22 16,005

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    12,470
    Likes Received:
    2,505
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Barstow, CA
    I'm relatively confident his game will translate well to the NHL.
     
  13. ScoreZeGoals Boooorrrrriiiinnnnng

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Messages:
    14,332
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Trophy Points:
    139
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Never thought this day would come. Sure, why not
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
  14. The Lukeman Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2019
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    11
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Prokhorkin is a great addition to this team. The guy was putting up a point a game in the KHL and scoring about .487 goals per game. He is going to be the 2C of this team next season. Let me explain why:

    KHL has a conversion factor to the NHL of .74 points per Hockey Abstract, an NHL analytical team. Translating it to a full NHL season, he was on pace for about 60 points, which is great for a 2C. (Yes I understand this is an assumption).

    He was also a +27. I don't care what team you are on and who your line mates are, if you are a +27 in 41 games, you are doing something right on both sides of the puck.

    While I understand why there may be some reservations at 2C for him, I do think he is a better option than Kempe and Carter at the 2C spot.

    Comparison of a KHLer coming to the NHL? Well lets look at Panarin. While yes, Panarin came into the NHL 2 years younger than Prokhorkin, he was averaging 1.14 ppg, .48 goals per game, and was a +37 in 13 more games.

    Prokhorkin is clearly no Panarin, he is 2 steps or so behind. However, Panarin is a Top line player. Its safe to say that if Prokhorkin can translate his game to the NHL, he is going to be a great staple in our team.
     
  15. kingsholygrail It's all so tiresome. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2006
    Messages:
    70,785
    Likes Received:
    4,949
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    My chair
    Location:
    Derpifornia
    We'll get to see what the big deal with the guy is.
     
  16. andys Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2019
    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    26
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    I hope Prokhorkin gets put up front on a line with Kopitar...maybe Kovalchuk too...now that's talent and skill...and Iafallo and Brown gets put on the 3rd line where they belong!
     
    Peter James Bond II likes this.
  17. andys Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2019
    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    26
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    It's really going to be interesting in LA where the likes of Carter,Lewis and Phaneuf may be let go or traded. Personally I'd give Carts and Phaneuf another shot...Lewis is too expensive as a 3rd-4th liner now for what he brings! And he's 32 now!
     
  18. KingCanadain1976 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Messages:
    18,299
    Likes Received:
    1,870
    Trophy Points:
    187
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    self employed
    Location:
    Thunder Bay Ont. Can
    Well since u quoted me I'll chime in this Lewis was hurt most of the year. He was the teams unsung hero for at least 4 year (or more) before getting hurt. He deserves another shot however i would trade him him closer to deadline. When someone shows he can do his role.

    I think Carter deserves a another few months His value is to low to get anything back.

    Now Dion I am on record I would trade down in the draft as low as 10 if the other team took him. I have nothing against Dion other then he takes up a roster spot for one of the many young defenseman on the roster to show what they can do.

    Of course this is just my opinion and i know many will disagree however this is what we do best as kings fans come at our problems from different points of view..
     
  19. johnjm22 16,005

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    12,470
    Likes Received:
    2,505
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Barstow, CA
    Brown is good.
     
    go4hockey and deaderhead28 like this.
  20. kovacro Uvijek Vjerni

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    7,776
    Likes Received:
    3,206
    Trophy Points:
    157
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Master of the Custodial Arts
    Location:
    Hamilton, ON
    I think I know the phrase you are referring to but, this will have to do. :naughty:

    [​IMG]

    Great movie.
     
    Reaper45 likes this.
  21. deaderhead28 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,490
    Likes Received:
    1,773
    Trophy Points:
    126
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    :facepalm:
     
  22. Peter James Bond II Pick one. Or both!

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2015
    Messages:
    2,369
    Likes Received:
    2,398
    Trophy Points:
    126
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Remember in January, the insiders with at least SOME knowledge - Hoven and Rosen even, basically 'found out' that they were trying to move several players....and not a single
    team would take Carter at deadline and they were peddling Toffoli too, but not liking the offers...if Martinez didn't get injured, bet he would have been dealt.
    Now? The plan to move all these guys has not changed...except probably even more players - the only one they may keep to see how he does, is Toffoli.

    The Plan has started. It's in motion. Very few probably have seen it. TM said he 'saw it' and all mapped out over a few seasons. You'd best believe when they
    talk about bringing in youth and getting the age to 24-25, that means """"""FOR CERTAIN"""""" AND NO MATTER HOW""""""""" several more 30+ players
    will be gone. These are all the 30s players: Martinez, Lewis, Carter, Quick, Brown, Kopitar, Phaneuf, Kovalchuk. May be missing a few. Expect a minimim
    of 3 to be gone...or even 4. 'The Plan' has that one known thing that is part of it: get to age 24-25 avg. Only one way that happens.

    There are way too many players that were shuttling back and forth all year to Ontario: Wagner, Luff, Amadio, Walker, Roy, MacDermid, Rempal.
    Now add: Kupari, Anderson-Dolan, Prokhrkin, Michael Anderson, Clague, Brickley. And Lizotte. (the kid may surprise) SO, it's even going to be worse than last year. You may say "fine, they need to earn jobs and they need time in Ontario" To that, there's some balance in there -
    Its disruptive and not good to shuttle 1-3 players every 10 days back and forth. It's terrible, actually. The player comes up and makes 2 mistakes and goes back....I do not think they want this. Bad for everyone. I think the plan PREFERS Wagner, Prokhorkin, and probably 1 of Clague / Brickley / Michael Anderson to make it. And 1 of the other forwards - probably Amadio. Like 4 PERMANENT new players that are non shuffling. How? Move Carter, Lewis, Martinez for starters and yes, buyout Phaneuf. But but but have you seen the years and dollars?? The plan does not have Phaneuf and probably 2 others are not even on the plan list. They are gone 'already'.

    I recall Hoven saying "half this current roster won't be here September" and he was shocked.
    What struck me, is that Hoven is a raw raw guy for almost every King player and not one to
    say "the Kings are moving half the team" He's more of a 'Toffoli over / under 27 goals next year" type of guy. So you know the 'half the team gone by Sept" was not his idea or wanting that. Those words came from one og his sources. It's not possible, but this is not "lets see how Carter, Lewis, Phaneuf, Quick do" Bet the plan does not mention anything about "let's see how...."
     
  23. Reaper45 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2003
    Messages:
    35,227
    Likes Received:
    2,486
    Trophy Points:
    232
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    100%
     
  24. tonellisghost Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2017
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    279
    Trophy Points:
    49
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Gender:
    Male
    I tried twice to reply and both times the just vanished. Oh well. Maybe laster.
     
  25. Raccoon Jesus #DERRIEREFORLAFRENIERE

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    42,583
    Likes Received:
    16,800
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Location:
    I.E.
    I'm rooting for him for sure, but gotta say it would be the most Kings thing ever for him to come over and flop after all this time.

    I see what you did there. Sponsor royalties!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"