In less than a week, dozens of Kings prospects are set to arrive in Los Angeles and will attend the team’s annual Development Camp at Toyota Sports Performance Center. It will be the first time Dev Camp will take place at the newly remodeled training facility – now featuring two NHL sized rinks.
Glen Murray, who heads up the Kings development efforts, is currently putting the finishing touches on this year’s roster. Coaches Mike Donnelly, Matt Greene, Sean O’Donnell, and Jarret Stoll are expected to lead most of the on-ice activities; which are scheduled to begin on Monday, July 11 and run through Friday, July 15.
So, which prospects will be attending?
With the Kings 2018 Draft class of forwards and defensemen having now graduated from this camp, that eliminates guys like Rasmus Kupari, Akil Thomas, and Aidan Dudas.
Below, we’ve put together a rough draft of the likely attendees. Keep in mind, this list will grow in the coming days, as players selected at the 2022 NHL Draft on Friday will also be invited to attend.
FIRST DRAFT OF POTENTIAL 2022 DEV CAMP ROSTER
42 Martin Chromiak – Kingston Frontenacs
68 Sammy Fagemo – Ontario Reign
49 Bret Kemp – free agent signing, Ontario Reign
## Alex Laferriere – Harvard
47 Andre Lee – Ontario Reign
38 Francesco Pinelli – Kitchener Rangers
39 Alex Turcotte – Ontario Reign (availability TBD)
54 Brandt Clarke – Barrie Colts
67 Braden Doyle – BCHL, transitioning to Northeastern
## Helge Grans – Ontario Reign
90 Ben Meehan – UMass Lowell
xx Kim Nousiainen
53 Jordan Spence – Ontario Reign
35 Jacob Ingham – Ontario Reign
65 Lukas Parik – Ontario Reign
For those unfamiliar, invitees aren’t actually property of the team. Typically, these players fall into three categories – undrafted players who are committed to attend college the following season, players who are there as a favor to somebody in the organization, and Canadian junior players who somehow slipped through the NHL Draft. While they’re technically free agents in most cases, that’s often only true for a very short period of time. If they’re still Draft eligible, they need to be signed by a specific date in October or they’ll go back into next year’s NHL Draft. Usually, the players invited to Dev Camp are asked to return for Rookie Camp in September. In the past, LA has even signed a few such players after impressive performance at camp – most notably, goalie Martin Jones.
NOTE: We don’t have any of the 2022 invitee names at this time; expect this section to be updated soon (we expect 5-8 invitees)
2022 DEVELOPMENT CAMP SCHEDULE
While the official details have not been released just yet, we would anticipate the format following a similar cadence to years past – which would include two morning slots Monday-Thursday (one for forwards, the other for defensemen), followed by a 3pm full group skate the first few days. There will likely be a team outing on Thursday afternoon, followed by a Black/White scrimmage early Friday morning.
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