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 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 Weekly Prospect Tracker, Plus Three Stars of January 2020

Los Angeles at the NHL level fell to 1-5-2 in their last eight. Conversely, Ontario has improved their record to 6-1-1 in the same number of games. The organization’s plan to get younger and better has become more of a reality. While the Kings overall record has fallen to second worst in the league, they’ve […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending January 13, 2020

With the holidays and World Junior Championship concluded, all the healthy prospects have resumed their regular season play. Some of the futures haven’t lost a step, while others have found a new home after the CHL trade deadline.
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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 7 goals, 6 assists, plus-3, 4 […]

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 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 […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending November 25, 2019

Most of the news this past week surrounding younger players in Los Angeles was fairly bright. Gabe Vilardi’s return added center depth, Johan Sodergran potted his first career goal in North America, and Nikolai Prokhorkin’s development continued to show positive strides – albeit that was all at the professional level. Our prospect coverage below offers […]