Six Questions with Nelson Emerson
LAKings.com caught up with former Kings winger Nelson Emerson to continue the "Six Questions" series.
|Nelson Emerson works in player development for the Kings.
Emerson, who currently works in Player Development for the Kings, played two years for Los Angeles from 2000-02. Of his 12-year, 771 game NHL career, Emerson was a part of eight different teams, including five within a two-year span. He also played in 40 Stanley Cup playoff games while as a player, scoring 7-15=22 in that stretch. Emerson was hired by the Kings in 2006 as a video and player development consultant, before being promoted to an assistant coach in 2008.
LAKings.com: What is your favorite moment from your time on the Kings?
Emerson: Playing in the playoffs every year.
LAKings.com: What was the best perk of playing hockey in Los Angeles?
Emerson: The facilities are world class.
LAKings.com: If you could give one piece of advice to the current Kings team, what would it be?
Emerson: Have a great start to the season. No one can take away anything you do early and it sets you up for success in the second half.
LAKings.com: If you could go back and change something about your career, what would it be?
Emerson: I would have picked my head up that last time I cut across the middle of the ice.
LAKings.com: If you could play on a line with a member of the Kings, past or present roster, who would it be and why?
Emerson: Gretzky, the best player ever. What more can I say?
LAKings.com: What is one sentence that describes your time on the Kings?
Emerson: The teams that I played for on the Kings played better in the playoffs then we did during the regular season, which tells me a lot about the teammates I had.
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