The LA Kings will have several prospects continuing their development at the collegiate level. Of course, no longer will fans have to keep tabs on the University of Minnesota to see what Brock Faber is up to. I mean, you can. The Gophers will be a loaded team with Faber, Matthew Knies, and Logan Cooley, among others.
The Hockey East Division is likely where you’ll find the bulk of the Kings’ prospects in action.
Here’s where the LA Kings’ 6 prospects will be playing their collegiate hockey this season. We broke it out by their draft year and listed by round and overall selection.
2019 NHL Draft
6 — 157 — Braden Doyle — Northeastern (Hockey East)
2020 NHL Draft
3 — 83 — Alex Laferriere — Harvard (ECAC)
5 — 140 — Ben Meehan — UMass-Lowell (Hockey East)
2021 NHL Draft
2022 NHL Draft
2 — 51 — Jack Hughes — Northeastern (Hockey East)
4 — 103 — Kenny Connors — UMass (Hockey East)
6 — 169 — Jared Wright — University of Denver (NCHC)
For those scoring at home, there are four skaters in Hockey East, one in the ECAC, and one in the NCHC.
Wright recently flipped his commitment from Colgate to Denver, which isn’t too shabby considering the latter just won a National Championship last year. The sixth-round pick in this year’s draft will continue to receive great development under head coach David Carle.
Laferriere will commence his sophomore year on a loaded Harvard squad that also features Calgary Flames draft pick Matt Coronato and Montreal Canadiens pick, Sean Farrell. As a freshman, the LA Kings’ third-round pick in 2020 finished with 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points in 35 games.
Braden Doyle transferred to Northeastern this offseason after transferring out of Boston University and spent the remainder of the year with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. He’ll join 2022 Kings’ draft pick, Jack Hughes.
Feature Image Credit: Harvard Athletics