4. Los Angeles Kings
Strengths: The Kings’ prospect pool remains very deep. The top of the class is diverse in all positions. A group of forwards highlighted by Oscar Moller, Ted Purcell and Brian Boyle – not to mention under-the-radar center Andrei Loktionov assure the Kings will be strong up front in the foreseeable future. Despite the loss of Drew Doughty, the Kings group of defensive prospects remains strong with Thomas Hickey, Colten Teubert and Vyacheslav Voinov at the top of the list. The goaltending depth is strong as well thanks to Jonathan Bernier and Jeff Zatkoff. Weaknesses: A great deal of depth was lost to graduation. Questions remain as to whether Bernier is a legitimate starting goaltender prospect. Top 5 prospects: 1. Oscar Moller, RW, 2. Thomas Hickey, D, 3. Jonathan Bernier, G, 4. Colten Teubert, D, 5. Ted Purcell, RW. Key losses to graduation: Drew Doughty, Peter Harrold, Jonathan Quick, Kyle Quincey, Wayne Simmonds, John Zeiler.