LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings – Players No. 11-15

This article serves as the third in an ongoing series evaluating the current LA Kings pipeline. Without any hyperbole, our rankings are the definitive guide to the team’s draft picks and next wave of young players. For over a decade, we’ve gone through this process in painstaking detail to ensure these reports are unmatched in […]

WJC Post-Mortem: Emerson Talks Fagemo, Bjornfot, and Other European Prospects

With this article, we’ll officially wrap up our 2020 World Junior Championship coverage. Over the course of two previous articles we already shared comments from Kings Director of Player of Personnel, Nelson Emerson, on the four prospects representing Canada (Akil Thomas, Aidan Dudas) and the USA (Alex Turcotte, Arthur Kaliyev). For the final installment, we’ll […]

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 January 2, 2020

That traditional holiday carol, with a chant of, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” was indeed correct. The World Junior Championship is in full swing. 
Hosted by Czech Republic this year, the annual tournament for some of the world’s best and brightest up-and-comers is not short on talent. After a preliminary stage that saw […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 16.3 with Tony Granato

We’re inside of 48 hours of the 2020 World Junior Championships kicking off in the Czech Republic and we have two huge Kings of the Podcast episodes to share with you during the wait. First up, we talk with former Kings player and current Wisconsin Badger coach, Tony Granato. Not only is he the current […]

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 […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending December 16, 2019

We’ve entered that part of the season where the prospect landscape changes a bit. For starers, there is less on ice action for certain teams around the holiday break, especially for college players. Meanwhile, others have left their actual teams and headed to various camps for their home countries, as preparations are well underway for […]

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

Another month has passed, and entering into December, we’d like to give a summary of November’s events before reviewing the overall numbers and the three stars:
• Lukáš Pařík returned from injury at the beginning of the month and didn’t look like he missed a beat. LA’s 2019 draft selection went 5-1-2, stopping 230/252 shots. The […]