2020 NHL Draft: Evaluating Byfield, Stützle, and Raymond

For the first time in twelve years, the Kings possess the second overall pick of the NHL draft. Drew Doughty was the pick Los Angeles made at that time, which was the beginning of turning the franchise around into a champion.
The 2008 Draft had an embarrassment of riches of defensemen. Independent scouting services listed four […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Lucas Raymond, Swedish Forward

Last Friday, the lottery blessed Los Angeles with winning the No. 2 overall pick. We have already covered a couple players most likely on the Kings’ radar – most notably Quinton Byfield and Tim Stützle. Looking at mock drafts and rankings, it’s a two-man race for second overall.
Or is it?
MayorsManor editor John Hoven suggested potential […]

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: Tim Stützle, German Forward

We have recently reported on the most likely candidates expected to go first and second overall, in the event the Kings win the lottery in those spots. The draft scenarios grow exponentially at the third pick. This is the last spot for the Kings to move up in the draft, with the lottery scheduled Friday, […]

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 […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Alexis Lafreniere, QMJHL Forward

As sports across the world have been adjusting and planning to the COVID-19 pandemic, we return with a look on the next event further reshaping the Kings future: the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
Los Angeles’ late-season surge of a seven game-winning streak before the NHL shut down pushed the Kings to 28th overall – the fourth […]

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 24, 2020

As the Kings said goodbye to a few players integral on their latest cup win in 2014 this past week, we get to welcome a new addition to our prospect tracker. Some of our regulars are returning to form while others are heating up.
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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending February 17, 2020

As the NHL deadline approaches, the Kings are looking to trade away some veterans. They look to beef up their already strong prospect pool, as these up-and-comers had another good week.
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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 10 goals, 9 assists, plus-1, 6 PIM in 31 games played
A relatively uneventful […]