KINGS NOTEBOOK: ROOKIE COMES BACK TO FORMER GROUNDS.Byline: Matt McHale Staff Writer
CALGARY, Alberta - Kings rookie Jared Aulin Jared Aulin (born March 15, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional hockey centre who played for the Springfield Falcons in the American Hockey League. He currently plays in Canadian Interuniversity Sport with the University of Calgary Dinos. returned to his hometown this weekend for the first time as a NHL NHL Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, see there player.
Mike Cammalleri told him what to expect.
``I said, `This will be the greatest day of your life,' '' said Cammalleri, who played in his native Toronto on Nov. 12. ``When you see those smiles and you realize just how proud everyone is of you, there is no better feeling in the world.''
Aulin, 20, in his third tour with the Kings this season, was busy Friday securing more than 35 tickets for family and friends. His parents are Calgary Flames The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). season-ticket holders.
``I didn't mind that at all,'' Aulin said. ``There is no way I can thank all the people that have helped me get to this point. I played a lot of games in this building (Pengrowth Saddledome Coordinates:
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American Airlines Center | General Motors Place | HP Pavilion | Honda Center | Jobing. ), but to come back here as a professional is something I will never forget.''
Aulin has just one assist in his first nine NHL games and played sparingly in Saturday's game against the Flames. He was averaging a point a game at minor-league Manchester, N.H.
Aulin and Cammalleri were named to the American Hockey League
But neither player is thinking about the minors. They were two of the Kings' top four prospects heading into training camp, but playing time at this level has not come easily.
``He's given us what we we'd expect from a young player,'' Kings coach Andy Murray said. ``The biggest thing is adjusting to the tempo of the pro game, but he has tremendous hockey sense and is going to be a great player once he learns to keep his feet moving.''
--Quick whistles: Defenseman Aaron Miller Aaron Miller (born August 11, 1971 in Buffalo, New York) is a professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. Playing career
Miller was drafted in the 5th round, 88th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. has started skating after missing the past five weeks with a broken foot and could return to the lineup by next week. Miller missed the first month of the season after abdominal surgery The term abdominal surgery broadly covers surgical procedures that involve opening the abdomen. Surgery of each abdominal organ is dealt with separately in connection with the description of that organ (see stomach, kidney, liver, etc. and has been sidelined for 31 of the Kings' 46 games. ... Ian Laperriere Ian Laperrière (born January 19, 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is an ice hockey player in the NHL. He played in the QMJHL 1990-1993 and was drafted by the St. Louis Blues of the NHL in the 7th round and pick number 158 in the 1992 draft. missed his second game with back spasms. He will be examined today after the team returns to Los Angeles. ... Alexander Frolov, who has eight goals and eight assists, was named to represent the Kings in the Feb. 1 Young Stars Game in Florida. The game is played the day before the NHL All-Star Game, which will include Kings defenseman Mathieu Schneider. ... Chris Drury, part of the big trade that sent Derek Morris to Colorado before the season, scored eight goals in Calgary's first 28 games. He has just one goal in his last 18 and is a minus 11. ... Calgary defenseman Denis Gauthier was struck in the face by a slap shot from Frolov early in the second period but left under his own power. He has had his cheek bone reconstructed twice in his six-year NHL career.
Kings defenseman has started skating after missing the past five weeks with a broken foot.