NAHL alum Gravel makes NHL debut with Kings
February 12, 2016
NAHL graduate and alumni Kevin Gravel made his NHL debut on Thursday night with the Los Angeles Kings in their 5-2 loss on the road against the New York Islanders.
The Los Angeles Kings recalled the defenseman on Wednesday from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League (AHL).
The 23-year-old Gravel (born March 6, 1992) is a 6-4, 199-pound native of Kingsford, Mich. who appeared in 42 games this season with Ontario, posting 16 points (5-11=16), a plus-5 rating and 28 penalty minutes.
Selected in the fifth-round (148th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Gravel has appeared in 105 career AHL games, collecting 31 points (11-20=31), a plus-17 rating and 53 penalty minutes. Gravel will wear number 53 for the Kings.
Gravel played a full season in the NAHL for the Marquette Rangers during the 2008-09 season. During that season, Gravel had 14 points in 58 games played. He later went on to play NCAA Division I hockey at St. Could State.