LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending February 10, 2020

This past week, the Kings traded a couple beloved players in Kyle Clifford and Jack Campbell, which initiated the next step in Rob Blake’s plan to make room for the youth. As Los Angeles harvests from their farm team, look for some of these prospects to find their way in Ontario either at the end […]

LA Kings Weekly Prospect Tracker, Plus Three Stars of January 2020

Los Angeles at the NHL level fell to 1-5-2 in their last eight. Conversely, Ontario has improved their record to 6-1-1 in the same number of games. The organization’s plan to get younger and better has become more of a reality. While the Kings overall record has fallen to second worst in the league, they’ve […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending January 27, 2020

With the NHL all-star event completed, prospects who didn’t have the luxury of a week off continued into their regular season.
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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 8 goals, 7 assists, plus-0, 6 PIM in 26 games played
After he went scoreless in the SHL the previous week, Fagemo picked up […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending January 20, 2020

While the parent club concluded another leg of the regular season up until the all-star break, future Kings and hopeful professionals continue in their own respective leagues.
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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 7 goals, 6 assists, plus-0, 6 PIM in 24 games played
The Swedish speedster was held off the […]

LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

As difficult as it may be, we ask for just a little patience before you jump down to the actual rankings.
We know, people love lists – and even more than reading them, they love to debate them.
Yet a small amount of context is pretty critical to the overall process here, regardless if you’re an avid […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending January 13, 2020

With the holidays and World Junior Championship concluded, all the healthy prospects have resumed their regular season play. Some of the futures haven’t lost a step, while others have found a new home after the CHL trade deadline.
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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 7 goals, 6 assists, plus-3, 4 […]

WJC Post-Mortem: Nelson Emerson Talks Thomas, Dudas

Yesterday, we published part one of our chat with Nelson Emerson, who serves as the LA Kings Director of Player Personnel. He was part of a management contingent who went over to the Czech Republic for this year’s World Junior Championship – where nine of the organization’s prospects were competing.
WJC Post-Mortem: Nelson Emerson Talks Turcotte, […]

LA Kings Weekly Prospect Tracker, Plus Three Stars of December 2019

A little less than half of the nine LA Kings prospects picked up medals at the just concluded World Junior Championship in Europe. While this annual tournament typically favors 19 year-old players, several of the top 2020 NHL Draft hopefuls participated – and excelled. We’ll be featuring a select group from that bunch in some […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending December 23, 2019

As noted in last week’s tracker, nine Kings prospects were invited to their respective WJC camps, and all of them made the final rosters. With the pre-tournament games now completed, all eyes turn to opening day of the biggest U-20 tournament in the world, with things set to begin the day after Christmas.
Additionally, several other […]

WJC 2020: Checking in With Alex Turcotte at USA Hockey Camp

Stop whatever you’re doing. Take a deep breath and see if you can feel it.
That excitement in the air is because in just about a week, the greatest hockey tournament on the planet – the World Junior Championship – gets underway. There truly is nothing like seeing all of the best under-20 players in […]