Kings Prospect Tracker: First Report of 2015-16 Season

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Adding in the Kings’ 2015 Draft class to our Prospect Tracker, the organization now has players in all three Canadian junior leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL), in addition to their prospects playing in college, the ECHL, and overseas. Let’s take a look at how everybody is doing thus far this season…
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay […]

FREE REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Radio talking Lucic, Toffoli, Doughty

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven previewing tonight’s Kings – Oilers game on TSN Radio in Edmonton. Among the many players discussed during the spot were Milan Lucic, Drew Doughty, Tyler Toffoli, Brayden McNabb, and Jonathan Quick.
Give it a listen using the player below or download any of […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

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Call your friends. Call your neighbors. Alert all hockey fans. The wait is over. Yes, it’s finally time for our highly anticipated look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings.
For anyone unfamiliar with this list, over the past five seasons this content has become a vital source of player information, as nobody outside the […]

Zykov Taking Leadership Role at Kings Development Camp

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Currently ranked as one of the Kings’ top-3 prospects, forward Valentin Zykov has had a tumultuous nine months – from being injured, to missing the World Junior Championships, to being traded, to wrapping up his junior hockey career, and then to even spending a few weeks in Manchester training. The express train won’t be stopping […]

Dev Camp Preview: Yannetti on Erik Cernak, LAK 2015 Second Rounder

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In the second of a four-part series, we continue our conversation with Mark Yannetti, Director of Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings. If you missed yesterday’s kick-off article, he shared a wealth of behind-the-scenes thinking; detailing what really goes into scouting and selecting players at the NHL Draft. Among the topics covered were how the […]

At the NHL Draft Table with Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting

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Coming out of last weekend’s NHL Draft and heading into next week’s Development Camp, we’re turning up the focus on our prospect coverage. For the Kings’ 2015 Draft class, the work is just about to begin, as they will get their first taste of what will be needed to hopefully reach the NHL someday. Behind-the-scenes, […]

Scouting Info on Austin Wagner, Kings Fourth-Round Draft Pick

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi loves to trade up at the NHL Draft, and he did it again this year, moving up to No. 99 overall, selecting 6-foot-1 left wing Austin Wagner from the WHL’s Regina Pats.
To acquire the pick, Los Angeles sent their 104th pick in the 2015 Draft and a sixth round pick selection […]

Scouting Info on Alexander Dergachyov, Kings Third-Round Draft Pick


With their second pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 74th overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-foot-4 forward Alexander Dergachyov from Russia. He played in the World Junior Championship tournament last winter. He also is one of the oldest first-time eligible players in this year’s Draft, as he missed the cut off last year […]

NHL Draft: Kings Select Erik Cernak in Second-Round

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With their first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 43rd overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-fot-4 defenseman Erik Cernak from Slovakia.
The right shot defender was part of his native country’s World Junior team at the past two tournaments, earning a bronze medal in 2015, as well as playing for HC Kosice most […]

Which Rookie Defenseman Will Make Kings Roster, Forbort or Miller?

Forbort Calder Cup Final 2015 AHL

Recently, Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting, joined the MayorsManor Live podcast for a Calder Cup preview. If you haven’t listened to it yet, we highly encourage you to, as he spoke rather candidly about the development of four of the team’s top-10 ranked prospects. He also mentioned there being up to five spots available […]