Two former Kings will be getting a taste of NHL Development Camps this summer. defenceman Brenden Kotyk will attend the San Jose Sharks Camp and forward Tanner Lomsnes will attend the Dallas Stars Camp.
Brendan Kotyk spent two seasons in a Kings jersey from 2010-2012. He was the Kings Captain during the 2011-2012 season. The 6.06, 225lb defenceman played 122 games with the Kings. He finished his career with 114 points including 33 goals. Kotyk lead all MJHL defenceman in scoring in 2011-2012 with 62 points in 59 games. The Regina, Saskatchewan native was named the MJHL’s Top Defenceman and was also a First Team All-Star.
Following his Junior career Kotyk attended St. Scholastica College Div III where he racked up 19 points in 25 games. This drew the attention of the UMD Bulldogs, who offered Kotyk a NCAA Div I scholarship. Due to NCAA rules Kotyk was forced to sit out the 2013-2014 season as a red shirt. In his first full season of Div I season, Kotyk appeared in 34 games, picking up 6 points while helping the Bulldogs advance to the NCAA Final 8. This is Kotyk’s second NHL development camp as last summer he attended the Stanley Cup Champion, Chicago Blackhawks camp.
Tanner Lomsnes also spent two seasons wearing a Kings jersey from 2012-2014. The 6.04, 200lb winger played a total of 128 games for the pride picking up 75 points including 31 goals and 119 penalty minutes. Lomsnes was a key piece of the Kings franchise record, 21 consecutive wins in 2013 as well as the Kings hosting the Western Canada Cup and run to the RBC Cup in 2014. Lomsnes played this past season with the Corpus Cristi Ice Rays in the NAHL following a trade and earned himself a NCAA Div I scholarship to Niagra University.
“It’s great to see these two young men develop and get this opportunity.” stated Kings Head Coach/GM Marlin Murray. “They are both big guys that work hard and were fun to coach. They were both great guys with our club.”
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