2020 NHL Draft Preview: Jamie Drysdale, OHL Defense

As the NHL bears down on June 26, which is Phase I of the NHL Draft Lottery, we’ve taken a look at the likely top-3 picks should the Kings move up from their current fourth position slot. The experts begin varying quite a bit, which muddies the water as far as predictions.
However, we have taken […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Quinton Byfield, OHL Forward

One of Dean Lombardi’s most impactful picks came in the form of Drew Doughty at second overall. Twelve years later, the Kings would benefit if the lottery provided the same courtesy.
According to Tankathon, Los Angeles has a 9.6% chance of winning this position. While it seems unlikely, remember that New York won the Kaapo Kakko […]

LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings – Players No. 9 and 10

We hear that all of our loyal readers are bored these days. They’ve caught up on all their Netflix shows and are ready to get after some hockey related reading. So, here we are. Like your favorite pair of jeans or a cozy blanket. We’re back with the latest round of prospect reports.
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LA Kings Weekly Prospect Tracker – Week Ending March 9, 2020

Entering the month of March, some prospects are gearing up for the playoffs while others already have their bags packed for the end of the season and a long summer ahead.
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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 12 goals, 9 assists, minus-3, 8 PIM in 40 games played
The biggest surprise […]

LA Kings Weekly Prospect Tracker, Plus Three Stars of February

Los Angeles had a 5-7-1 record in the month of February and are sniffing a top-five pick for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Their farm team, the Ontario Reign went the other way with a record of 8-3 as they compete for a playoff spot. As we’ve been reminding you for quite a while, a […]

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 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 […]