Dev Camp: Chatting Up Turcotte, Kaliyev, Other Kings Prospects

Below are some quick highlights from conversations with various LA Kings prospects at Day 1 of the team’s annual Development Camp”
Alex Turcotte
Selected No. 5 (RD1) of 2019 NHL Draft – scouting notes here
Expected to play next season at the University of Wisconsin
On Tony Granato and the college recruiting process – “He made me feel really […]

Kings 2019 Dev Camp Preview: Five Questions with Akil Thomas

For the three players we chose to profile in this year’s Dev Camp Preview series, we tried to be as diverse as possible. Things began with goaltender Jacob Ingham, a late round draft pick by the Kings. Then, we chatted with defenseman Sean Durzi, who was coming off of winning the OHL Championship a few […]

Kings 2019 Dev Camp Preview: Five Questions with Sean Durzi

For the second article in our 2019 Development Camp Preview series we turn to a player who is fairly new to the Kings organization.
After previously being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, defenseman Sean Durzi was traded to Los Angeles in a package of assets for Jake Muzzin. As if that isn’t enough for a […]

Kings 2019 Dev Camp Preview: Five Questions with Jacob Ingham

This is the first article of a three-part series where we’ll preview the LA Kings 2019 Development Camp. Each of the three interviews look at the experience of being a prospect in the organization for slightly different perspective.
We have highly-ranked forward, Akil Thomas, a second round selection in 2018 and a candidate for Team Canada’s […]

LA Kings Select Arthur Kaliyev No. 33 – What You Need to Know

With the No. 33 selection in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft the Los Angeles Kings selected OHL forward Arthur Kaliyev.
So, two forwards and one defenseman in their first three picks. Sounds about right.
Early notes:

Fun fact on #LAKings 2nd round pick Arthur Kaliyev: he’s the 5th youngest player eligible in the draft this […]

LA Kings Select Tobias Bjornfot No. 22 – What You Need to Know

With the No. 22 selection in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft the Los Angeles Kings selected Swedish defenseman Tobias Bjornfot.
Here’s what you need to know about the player named Best Defenseman in Sweden’s Junior League this past season…
Early quote:

Few notes on why Kings liked Tobias Bjornfot at 22
– Have to address some […]

LA Kings Select Alex Turcotte No. 5 – What You Need to Know

With the No. 5 selection in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft the Los Angeles Kings selected USA center Alex Turcotte.
We have our pre-Draft scouting report on Turcotte up here:
2019 NHL Draft Preview: Alex Turcotte, USA Center

And here’s some additional info you need to know:

More from some of our top NHL scouting sources […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on LA Kings Draft and Trade Scenarios

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined hosts Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon and Nick Alberga to break down potential scenarios for tonight’s NHL Draft in Vancouver.
For a deeper dive on what the Kings might do at the 2019 NHL Draft, see this article referenced […]

Summer Fun: Five Questions with Kale Clague

Not only are the LA Kings expected to look different at forward next season, there will also be an injection of youth on the blueline. Several players have already had their NHL audition to call Drew Doughty their teammate, including – Sean Walker, Matt Roy, and Daniel Brickley. Next in line is the team’s key […]

LA Kings Predictions for 2019 NHL Draft Weekend

When it comes to predicting NHL Draft order, you often hear about teams taking the Best Player Available (BPA), largely because outside the top few picks, most kids being selected aren’t going to make an immediate impact in the NHL. Thus, it comes down to organizational preference, hoping their player pays off three to five […]