L.A. Kings: For L.A. Rookies It’s Been a Steep, but Impressive Learning Curve

Let's all be young again for a second. What were you doing at the age of 22? I know I was going to college three to four days a week, working part time and playing way too many video games instead of studying or practicing.

The Kings have a trio of young rookies, all at the age 22, who are currently playing to have their name etched on the most coveted piece of hardware in the hockey universe.

Dwight King, Slava Voynov and Jordan Nolan are close to doing what every young hockey player in the world dreams of doing.

It's been a rapid ascent for both Dwight King and Jordan Nolan who were both recalled by the Los Angeles Kings from their minor league affiliate on February 11.

Bleacher Report was there first hand to talk with Jordan Nolan on what his attitude has been like during this journey.

"Yea I think when I first came up here I was just excited to be in the NHL, and after few days that wears off. It's a job, you want to play your best hockey and stay up for the rest of the year...you want to stay in the line-up because there's lots of guys waiting to get in there."

Nolan also talked a little bit about what specifically he has done to remain in the NHL:

"My main focus has just been being good every night ya know? I think when I was a little younger, my first year in the American League, I'd take a few nights off, play good, take a night off. I think I've really developed that...trying to be good every game."

Nolan's roommate, Dwight King, has also made great strides in his short NHL history. King racked up 14 points in 27 games during the regular season playing with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter and was a big contributor for the team down the stretch.

He's continued his hot form in the postseason with five goals, surpassed only by Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, each with seven. I spoke with King's linemate and centerman Jarret Stoll who had this to say abou...

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