2020 NHL Draft Preview: Braden Schneider, WHL Defense

We extensively reviewed options of who would be getting the Kings interest early in the first round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The draft is not just one round deep, however, so it is time to look at who Los Angeles could be taking beyond their first pick.
As MayorsManor editor John Hoven pointed out, […]

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 […]

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 Prospect Tracker – Week Ending January 27, 2020

With the NHL all-star event completed, prospects who didn’t have the luxury of a week off continued into their regular season.
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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 8 goals, 7 assists, plus-0, 6 PIM in 26 games played
After he went scoreless in the SHL the previous week, Fagemo picked up […]

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 […]

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 Prospect Tracker – Week Ending December 9, 2019

As the parent club continues to press on and struggle, it’s a mixed bag with the current group of LA Kings prospects – some are continuing to outperform expectations, while others are facing a little adversity. To the latter point, keep in mind some road bumps are expected. Building a road to the future is […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending November 11, 2019

An 0-2-1 performance by the parent club is never an enjoyable experience — on the road or at home. However, as we’ve discussed since the beginning of the year, part of the plan involves some growing pains. The Kings sit on the next to bottom rung, 30th overall, with one game in hand against the […]

Dev Camp 2019: On the Blueline with Anderson and Phillips

For two of the Kings top defensive prospects, it’s been quite a 2019 already. Both Mikey Anderson (Team USA) and Markus Phillips represented their native countries at the prestigious World Junior Championship in January. Later, both won a season championship with their regular teams, the University of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA) and Guelph Storm (OHL), respectively. […]

Dev Camp: Chatting Up Turcotte, Kaliyev, Other Kings Prospects

Below are some quick highlights from conversations with various LA Kings prospects at Day 1 of the team’s annual Development Camp”
Alex Turcotte
Selected No. 5 (RD1) of 2019 NHL Draft – scouting notes here
Expected to play next season at the University of Wisconsin
On Tony Granato and the college recruiting process – “He made me feel really […]