Brandon Prust says he's deeply appreciative of having played 486 regular-season games for five teams since entering the NHL in 2006-07. Now, the 33-year-old forward is set on reaching 500, with the Los Angeles Kings this season. Prust will report to Kings training camp in September on a professional tryout, hoping to make their roster. "I was planning on sticking around home (in London, Ontario) all summer, pretty sure I could get a tryout somewhere," Prust said Wednesday, heading into an arena to shoot a few pucks. "That was going to be my goal, to get to another NHL camp that needs a guy like me. The PTO happened pretty quickly with L.A., which was good." Prust was on a golf course in Michigan about a month ago when he received a call from Kings player assistance director Brantt Myhres, an old friend who'd just come out of a meeting with Los Angeles general manager Rob Blake. "Brantt asked what I'd think of coming out on a PTO and I told him I thought it would be pretty sweet," Prust said. "He said there were some changes in L.A. and they see me fitting in the lineup if I come to camp and put on a good show." Prust skipped the next couple of holes that day to make a few calls and had his agent, Claude Lemieux, get the wheels quickly in motion.
Prust wants to reach milestone, make Kings roster
NHL.com | Aug 13