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09-25-2011, 07:35 PM
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Kings Sign Alex Roach

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Turning Point client Alexander Roach agrees to terms with Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. Roach had been in LA on a tryout

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Now it's officially official. Guess they wanted to see how things worked out in camp. The new replacement for Drew Doughty!

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Doughty wishes he was as tuff as Roach!


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Excellent. Closer to the DL/TM dream of a roster comprised entirely of defensemen (and a few good two-way forwards for good measure)

I heard nothing but good things about Roach; where will he be headed?

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Excellent. Closer to the DL/TM dream of a roster comprised entirely of defensemen (and a few good two-way forwards for good measure)

I heard nothing but good things about Roach; where will he be headed?
Back to his junior team, I imagine. He's only 18, right?

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Excellent. Closer to the DL/TM dream of a roster comprised entirely of defensemen (and a few good two-way forwards for good measure)

I heard nothing but good things about Roach; where will he be headed?
A Roach Motel???

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I'm guessing he'll be back at Calgary.

Great signing!

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He looks to have replaced Teubert as the junior aged defenseman in the pipeline who has that combo of size and toughness.



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I'm guessing he'll be back at Calgary.

Great signing!
Is he from the Hitmen? If so, I wonder if the Kings got a contact there, thats 2 FA's and one overage they have taken from there now. (Jones/Kozan)

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Is he from the Hitmen? If so, I wonder if the Kings got a contact there, thats 2 FA's and one overage they have taken from there now. (Jones/Kozan)
Yeah, he was a Hitmen last year.

6'4 227 lbs. Pretty good size.

16pts; 77 pims; minus 24.

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Yeah, he was a Hitmen last year.

6'4 227 lbs. Pretty good size.

16pts; 77 pims; minus 24.
Jack Johnson laughs at the number

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LD Alex Roach – Calgary (WHL)

DOB: Apr. 19/93 | Shoots: L | Height: 6.04 | Weight: 227 lbs

On a team full of young defenders hoping to impress, first year player Alex Roach outshone fellow prospects Peter Kosterman and Jaynen Rissling among others this season. While Roach doesn’t have the greatest offensive capabilities, he has a heavy slapshot and makes an adequate first pass. Roach is able to cover a large amount of ice with his great reach although his skating and mobility could stand improvement.

While these comments don’t paint a picture of someone you’d expect to have an NHL career, Roach’s improvement as the season progressed combined with his fantastic physical attributes (his excellent toughness, size and strength make him very difficult to play against) make him a worthwhile project pick that could one day provide much sought after physical play, grit, toughness, and fighting ability to an NHL team.

Pros: Shot, Physical play, Size/Strength
Cons: Agility, mobility, limited offensive upside
Skillset comparison: Matt Greene

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Roach was a lock signing for weeks.

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Yeah, he was a Hitmen last year.

6'4 227 lbs. Pretty good size.

16pts; 77 pims; minus 24.
EVERYONE was a minus on the Hitmen last year, after losing players like Jones and Kozun to Manchester (as well as Shattock to Peoria, Schultz to Hamilton, Stone to San Antonio, Broda to Houston/Bakersfield) they essentially had a team of 16-17 year-old prospects and 19 year-old not-going-to-be's.

Roach fell into the first category and was part of a defensive core that averaged about 17 years of age. That's a hell of a way to learn, but he really improved throughout the season.

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Good to see a signing. I like these kind, a potential diamond in the rough. And by the time he's ready to move up to the pro ranks, the log jam we have at Manchester will be cleared out one way or another.

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Roach was one of the most impressive invitees to the prospect camp back in July. Not surprised; congrats to him!

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Roach was a lock signing for weeks.
No kidding, I think there is even an news article where DL mentioned him by name as a possible FA signing before development camp...

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No kidding, I think there is even an news article where DL mentioned him by name as a possible FA signing before development camp...
Yep

I posted what I had heard in the camp invitees thread on 8/9 before the article even.

Roach was a perfect fit and on our radar from the moment he became available.

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Him and forbort(sp) on the ice at the same time should be quite a sight


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