LA Kings Weekly Prospect Tracker, Week Ending October 25, 2020

As is the course of the season, our first follow up entails some highs and lows. We still await official word on several leagues starting, and until further notice, two prospects are removed due to their current inactive status.
As reported on Kings of the Podcast, Tyler Madden sustained an injury during a German exhibition game, […]

LA Kings Weekly Prospect Tracker, Week Ending October 18, 2020

Good day, readers! As last season had an unusual end in our coverage, we now enter the 2020-21 season with a hope to bring you coverage on the Los Angeles Kings prospects on a weekly basis.
If you’re new to this series, understand these articles cover prospects in the Kings organization not playing in the NHL, […]

LA Kings Select Aatu Jämsen No. 190 – What You Need to Know

If you stayed focused on the entirety of the second day of the draft, which was about eight hours, you’ll have witnessed the Kings final pick of Aatu Jämsen.
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

IMO – Kings waited […]

LA Kings Select Ben Meehan No. 140 – What You Need to Know

LA Kings moved up from No. 159 to snag Ben Meehan at No. 140 at the 2020 NHL Draft.
For now, this is what you need to know…
Early Notes

How about this comment on new LA Kings draft pick Ben Meehan – Think of a more physical version of Alec Martinez. Good puck mover / offensively […]

LA Kings Select Martin Chromiak No. 128 – What You Need to Know

With the No. 128 pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Kings selected Martin Chromiak.
For now, this is what you need to know…

Chromiak has a high level hockey sense. Came over to North America last season, midyear, and was good for more than a point-per-gane. Slightly above average skater. — Yannetti
— John Hoven […]

LA Kings Select Juho Markkanen No. 112 – What You Need to Know

There are never enough goalies in the system and the Kings added one more in Finnish goalkeeper Juho Markkanen
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

Quick notes on LA Kings pick at No. 112 – goalie Juho Markkanen
Son of […]

LA Kings Select Alex Laferriere No. 83 – What You Need to Know

The Kings look to add a bit more grit into their prospect pool with the addition of third round pick Alex Laferriere.  Alex will be playing this season at Harvard in the NCAA.
Fun fact, he was accepted to West Point, but will be joining the Crimson instead.
For now, this is what you need to […]

LA Kings Select Brock Faber No. 45 – What You Need to Know

LA Kings traded up from No. 51 to 45 to take defenseman Brock Faber.
For now, this is what you need to know…
Early Notes
Our quick notes on Faber before the Draft:
Brock Faber (RHD, USA) – Don’t see him as Kings pick at 35. Now, will he still be there for pick Nos. 51 or 60? […]

LA Kings Select Helge Grans No. 35 – What You Need to Know

Kings went off the board a little at pick No. 35, selecting European defenseman Helge Grans.
We’ll have more on this pick as the day develops (adding to this article). For now, this is what you need to know.
Early Notes

Notes from NHL scout on Grans – Was a fwd, converted to D at 15yrs old. Tall […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Joni Jurmo, Finnish Defenseman

Yesterday, we discussed extensively the expected second overall pick for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. As we round the corner, we continue our focus on players the Kings could be picking from round two onwards.
Last season, Los Angeles picked a couple of blueliners out of Europe. There are some more enticing Europeans who could be […]