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Young Mr. Nolan enjoying the run

5/19/2012

Jordan Nolan is just soaking it all in.

The Los Angeles Kings rookie winger was in Manchester of the AHL more than three months ago. Now he’s one win from the Stanley Cup finals.

"Just enjoying everything, really, it’s pretty surreal," Nolan said. "My buddies and my family are all excited for me."

His father, former Jack Adams Award winner Ted Nolan, is in town this weekend. It’s a special time in the 22-year-old’s life.

His reaction had someone told him in September at training camp that he’d be on this playoff run with the Kings?

"I would not have believed it," he said, smiling. "It’s surreal and exciting. But I worked hard to get here."