Kings in Top Prospects Tournament, Turcotte Can’t Play, Vilardi Note

Despite it being the dog days of summer around the hockey world, a key event was officially announced this week. For the second year in a row, the NHL Rookie Faceoff – a tournament comprised of top prospects from six NHL teams – will be contested, this time in Irvine and hosted by the Anaheim […]

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 […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Cam York, USA Defenseman

That light at the end of the tunnel is getting ever so bright, as we draw closer and closer to the big event. In advance of next week’s NHL Draft, the Kings scouting staff is said to have completed nearly 100 different profiles, interviews, and reports on a full plethora players. For example, they spoke […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Spencer Knight, USA Goaltender

With the LA Kings organization going through a necessary transition after paying the price of two Stanley Cups, there is an obvious need to refill the cupboard in all positions — after trying to maintain the team’s playoff contender status for so many years.

Enter the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

We’ve taken quite a bit of time […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: John Farinacci, High School Forward

Though true that NHL clubs use the league’s annual Draft to handpick their next batch of essentially high school-aged players, it isn’t very often they are called to the stage representing their actual high school – but more often junior leagues in Canada or Europe. In fact, you’d have to go back to 2005 for […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Cole Caufield, USA Forward

With the NHL Draft Combine underway in Buffalo, perhaps it only appropriate we continue our 2019 Draft preview series by looking at another player from the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP). After recently profiling a few of his teammates — like Matthew Boldy and Trevor Zegras — now, we turn our attention to […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Trevor Zegras, USA Forward

Look no further than the two teams currently fighting for the Stanley Cup to get a sense of how valuable first round selections can be – Boston has six playing on their team, and St. Louis has nine. Those numbers equate to nearly 40% of the players suiting up each night. This makes it not […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Matthew Boldy, USA Forward

While much of the NHL Draft talk in recent months has focused on a small handful of names at the top of the first round, there is still a profusion of heavy lifting put in by every club’s scouting staff in an effort to be best prepared for the long weekend. Holding two picks among […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Alex Turcotte, USA Center

Even with two selections currently slated for the first round, make no mistake about it – the 2019 NHL Entry Draft will be one of the most important weekends in recent memory for the LA Kings. There will be little room for error, considering the retooling GM Rob Blake and staff have begun with the […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Nos. 5 and 6

Buckle up, we’re moving into the Top 5.
As we move through the 2019 edition of the LA Kings Prospect Rankings, it’s always helpful to quickly update anybody stopping by for the first time. If you’re unfamiliar with our rankings, for nearly a decade this content has become a vital source of player information. Nobody outside […]