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July 31, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Highly respected defenseman Sean O'Donnell, who played seven-plus seasons for the Kings, is coming back to the fold. But not to play defense. The Kings were expected to announce later Wednesday the hiring of O'Donnell. He will have multiple responsibilities within the organization in a management role, primarily working with the team's fan development department and alumni relations office. There will also be a broadcast component to O'Donnell's job. He has some TV experience in his background, having worked with the regional New England Sports Network when he was out injured in Boston.
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July 31, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Highly respected defenseman Sean O'Donnell, who played seven-plus seasons for the Kings, is coming back to the fold. But not to play defense. The Kings were expected to announce later Wednesday the hiring of O'Donnell. He will have multiple responsibilities within the organization in a management role, primarily working with the team's fan development department and alumni relations office. There will also be a broadcast component to O'Donnell's job. He has some TV experience in his background, having worked with the regional New England Sports Network when he was out injured in Boston.
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December 16, 2009 | Helene Elliott
The more bodies the Kings lose, the more strength they seem to gain. Playing with a jumbled lineup that took a huge hit when defenseman Jack Johnson was overcome by pain after blocking a Sheldon Souray slap shot with his foot, the Kings banded together to win a game they might have lost a season ago and recapture the top spot in the West. Sean O'Donnell's low shot from the point at 15:27 of the third period, set up by the puck control of Alexander Frolov and Justin Williams and aided by Williams' screen of goalie Jeff Deslauriers, was the difference Tuesday in their 3-2 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers, who had won their previous five games.
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June 30, 2010 | Helene Elliott
The Kings are poised to make the biggest splash in the NHL's shallow free-agent pool. All signs indicate the Kings will lead the pursuit of dynamic left wing Ilya Kovalchuk when the free agency period begins Thursday at 9 a.m. Pacific time. They're among the few teams with enough salary-cap space and resources to afford him and a bright enough future to lure him, though they're hoping he won't try to break the bank. Kovalchuk, 27, turned down offers of $101 million over 12 years and $70 million over seven years from the Atlanta Thrashers before they traded him to the New Jersey Devils in February.
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March 3, 2009 | Helene Elliott
While NHL teams hunted for bargains before Wednesday's noon PST trading deadline, two notable defensemen were pulled off the market. Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said Monday he will keep Scott Niedermayer, captain of the 2007 Stanley Cup championship team, and Kings GM Dean Lombardi said he will keep veteran Sean O'Donnell while trying to re-sign him. Murray also indicated he might not deal prized defenseman Chris Pronger.
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November 13, 2009 | Mark Medina
AT ATLANTA When: 4:30 p.m. PST. Where: Philips Arena. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings: 11-6-2; Thrashers: 8-6-1. Record vs. Thrashers (2008-09): 0-1-0. Update: Jonathan Quick will start in goal after he sat out the Kings' 5-2 victory Wednesday over Carolina. Erik Ersberg played against the Hurricanes partly because Quick gave up three third-period goals in a loss to Chicago. Defenseman Randy Jones played in place of Sean O'Donnell on Wednesday, finishing with a goal and an assist in his first appearance since the Kings claimed him off waivers from Philadelphia.
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October 5, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN
Defenseman Rob Blake was cleared to play against the Islanders, meeting with a team doctor at 6 p.m. It was Blake's first game in a King uniform since Oct. 20 at Washington when he went down because of a season-ending knee injury. He has appeared in only 30 games the last two seasons. Blake had been sidelined during training camp because of an elbow infection and partially torn right tricep since last month, suffering the injury last month at the World Cup. Those scratched from the King lineup on Friday were right wing Matt Johnson and defensemen Aki Berg and Sean O'Donnell.
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May 2, 1998
As a long-suffering King fan, I take my hat off to the St. Louis Blues and their most valuable player: Sean O'Donnell. RICK MITTLEMAN, Studio City Never mind the Stanley Cup playoffs. If I'm a member of the St. Louis Blues, I'm going to Las Vegas. JEFFREY D. DAVINE, Woodland Hills As a season-ticket holder, I am outraged and saddened by the poor officiating during Monday night's game between the Kings and Blues. The game was decided not on skill, but by a cheap shot and poor officiating.
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January 26, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And how did the Kings respond to the trade of popular right wing Rick Tocchet? In losing, 8-2, to the Hartford Whalers on Thursday at the Civic Arena, it was their most one-sided defeat of the season, and certainly the most embarrassing. They had not yielded eight goals in a game since losing, 8-2, at Dallas on March 6, 1995. Now, the Kings are winless in their last eight games, going 0-6-2, and have only one road victory in the last 17 games.
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March 28, 1996 | From Associated Press
Phillippe Boucher's goal with 6:17 to go in the third period gave the Kings a 3-3 tie against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Boucher moved in from the Edmonton blue line and slapped Vitali Yachmenev's pass past goaltender Curtis Joseph. It was the defenseman's seventh goal of the season.
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December 17, 2009 | By Helene Elliott
Was it genius or luck that led Terry Murray to concoct a second line of Brad Richardson , Michal Handzus and Dustin Brown for the Kings' game at Edmonton on Tuesday, a trio that went on to score twice in a 3-2 victory over the Oilers? Whatever the inspiration, it succeeded in giving the Kings a lift after Jarret Stoll's pulled groin muscle took another productive forward out of the lineup. Stoll is questionable for Thursday's game here against the Flames.
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December 16, 2009 | Helene Elliott
The more bodies the Kings lose, the more strength they seem to gain. Playing with a jumbled lineup that took a huge hit when defenseman Jack Johnson was overcome by pain after blocking a Sheldon Souray slap shot with his foot, the Kings banded together to win a game they might have lost a season ago and recapture the top spot in the West. Sean O'Donnell's low shot from the point at 15:27 of the third period, set up by the puck control of Alexander Frolov and Justin Williams and aided by Williams' screen of goalie Jeff Deslauriers, was the difference Tuesday in their 3-2 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers, who had won their previous five games.
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November 13, 2009 | Mark Medina
AT ATLANTA When: 4:30 p.m. PST. Where: Philips Arena. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings: 11-6-2; Thrashers: 8-6-1. Record vs. Thrashers (2008-09): 0-1-0. Update: Jonathan Quick will start in goal after he sat out the Kings' 5-2 victory Wednesday over Carolina. Erik Ersberg played against the Hurricanes partly because Quick gave up three third-period goals in a loss to Chicago. Defenseman Randy Jones played in place of Sean O'Donnell on Wednesday, finishing with a goal and an assist in his first appearance since the Kings claimed him off waivers from Philadelphia.
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October 8, 2009 | Helene Elliott
VS. MINNESOTA When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 1-1-0, Wild 1-1-0. Record vs. Wild (2008-09): 4-0-0. Update: Defenseman Sean O'Donnell will return after serving a five-game suspension for striking an opponent in the head in an exhibition game. He was missed -- he ranked sixth in the NHL last season in time on the ice while shorthanded (323 minutes 54 seconds) and was key to the Kings' seventh-ranked penalty killing unit.
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September 24, 2009 | Helene Elliott, Staff and Wire Reports
The NHL on Wednesday suspended Kings defenseman Sean O'Donnell for the team's final three exhibition games and first two regular-season games for cross-checking Matt Martin of the New York Islanders Tuesday at Kansas City, Mo. O'Donnell got a match penalty at 16:37 of the second period of a fight-filled game. General Manager Dean Lombardi said O'Donnell was retaliating for runs the Islanders took at Drew Doughty and other young Kings players. "Martin threw what we thought was a blatant elbow and O'Donnell basically said, 'Enough is enough,' " Lombardi said.
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March 3, 2009 | Helene Elliott
While NHL teams hunted for bargains before Wednesday's noon PST trading deadline, two notable defensemen were pulled off the market. Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said Monday he will keep Scott Niedermayer, captain of the 2007 Stanley Cup championship team, and Kings GM Dean Lombardi said he will keep veteran Sean O'Donnell while trying to re-sign him. Murray also indicated he might not deal prized defenseman Chris Pronger.
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April 24, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
FIRST PERIOD KINGS 1, BLUES 2 * Highlight Reel: Craig Johnson danced through the Blues' defense to score the Kings' first playoff goal since the deciding Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final against Montreal, June 9, 1993. Johnson's moves saved the period for the Kings, who looked overwhelmed in the game's first 20 minutes. St. Louis goaltender Grant Fuhr seemed unprepared for Johnson's low shot to the glove side at the five-minute mark.
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September 15, 2006 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Sean O'Donnell doesn't count on playing hockey too many more years. At 34, he insists he's no Chris Chelios, the Detroit Red Wings' 43-year-old wonder. "I'm not going to be around in three or four more years, I can guarantee you that," O'Donnell said. So it figures that the opening of training camp for the Ducks today at Anaheim Ice would be just another run-of-the-mill exercise for the veteran defenseman, now 12 years into the league with his sixth team.
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September 15, 2006 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Sean O'Donnell doesn't count on playing hockey too many more years. At 34, he insists he's no Chris Chelios, the Detroit Red Wings' 43-year-old wonder. "I'm not going to be around in three or four more years, I can guarantee you that," O'Donnell said. So it figures that the opening of training camp for the Ducks today at Anaheim Ice would be just another run-of-the-mill exercise for the veteran defenseman, now 12 years into the league with his sixth team.
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June 24, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kings lost a valued defenseman and leader in Friday's expansion draft when the Minnesota Wild claimed Sean O'Donnell, one of the few players who will be missed by his former team. Otherwise proving $80 million doesn't buy much these days, the Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets built their rosters with 52 has-beens, marginal veterans and underachievers. Neither got much for its expansion fee, but both managed to pull off some trades soon after the draft, which was conducted in Calgary, Canada.
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