Prospect Report: Kings had #1 player, now ranked #1 team

Last month, The Hockey News crowned Brayden Schenn the number one prospect in hockey. Earlier this week, Hockey’s Future announced the Los Angeles Kings as the top National Hockey League organization, in terms of their overall prospect pool.

Last Fall, the Kings were ranked as second-best by Hockey’s Future. Now, for their Spring rankings, the Kings move to the top of the list on the overall strength of their top five prospects – Schenn, Jonathan Bernier, Andrei Loktionov, Tyler Toffoli and Derek Forbort.

Breaking things down by position, the defensemen listed were Forbort, Viatcheslav Voynov and Nicolas Deslauriers. The top forwards listed were Schenn, Loktionov and Toffoli. The top goaltenders listed were Bernier, Martin Jones and Jeff Zatkoff.

In other prospect news this week, the Kings singed goalie JF Berube and forward Linden Vey (both were selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft) to three-year entry level contracts.

Deslauriers, who just appeared in the QMJHL Chamionship Finals – and led all Quebec league defenseman in post-season scoring – is also expected to be signed before the June 1st deadline.

Finally, Maxim Kitsyn and the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors continue their quest for a Memorial Cup title when the take on the Owen Sound Attack tonight. After earning more points than any other team during the OHL’s regular season, Mississauga lost the Championship in overtime of game seven of the OHL Finals to Owen Sound. So, payback will certainly be on their minds.

The winner of tonight’s game will advance to Friday’s Memorial Cup semi-finals, while the loser will face the Kootenay Ice in tomorrow’s tie-breaker game. The tie-breaker winner will become the other participant in the semi-final game.

If you want to watch Kitsyn and the Majors, check out the game on tape delay tomorrow morning via the NHL Network.

Many of the above listed prospects are scheduled to participate in the Kings annual Summer Development Camp, expected to take place in late June. More information will be available at a later date.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Recent MayorsManor interviews with some of the top junior prospects (click to read):
Brayden Schenn * Linden Vey * Tyler Toffoli * Nic Deslauriers * JF Berube

Recent MayorsManor interviews with several players from the Manchester Monarchs (click to read):
Bud Holloway * Thomas Hickey * Martin Jones

order here –> MayorsManor Store
SAVE 12% TODAY – USE COUPON CODE TSHIRTSALE12 (expires 6/30/2011)

Recent Articles

Quick Kings Howard Wings NHL

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Red Wings, October 31

After giving Martin Jones the start in net last night in Pittsburgh, Kings coach Darryl Sutter is expected to go back to his ace, Jonathan Quick, against Detroit. The former Conn Smythe winner is just 3-7-1 in 11 career games played at Joe Louis Arena and will also be looking to get his first road [...]

kings

Flashback Friday: Halloween Pics from Kings 2011 Player’s Party

The following article was first published in 2011. We share it again for those who either missed it the first time or just want to re-live the laughs… On Tuesday, there may have been some other players dressed up as the Kings because coach Terry Murray‘s team just didn’t look like themselves in a 3-0 [...]

Datsyuk Red Wings

Things You May Not Know: Kings-Red Wings Edition

With the Kings winless in their two games at opposite ends of Pennsylvania, they’re now set to take on the Red Wings at the famed Joe Louis Arena. Before they drop the puck in Detroit, we have a few tidbits that will make you sound smart while watching the action on TV or hanging out [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News