Los Angeles Kings Late Season Prospect Rankings Update

Hannah Foslien

The King's announced several entry level signings recently, how do these players stack up among other Kings prospects in NHLe?

What is NHLe?

Through the efforts of hockey analytics big-shots Gabe Desjardins & Rob Vollman (among others) we are able to approximate a prospect's NHL equivalent point totals. Each league has different equivalency numbers which you can adjust according to a players age. Obviously, NHLe has it's limitations, but it is a useful way to do a quick & dirty analysis. It is basically just a way to put all prospects spread out in various leagues on the same playing field so that you can compare them against one another. If you have any questions about the process, fire away in the comments.



Kings Prospects - NHLe
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Name Pos. Lge. GP G A P P/G NHLe82-G NHLe82-A NHLe82-P
Tyler Toffoli RW AHL 18 15 8 23 1.3 36 19 56
Linden Vey C AHL 40 12 32 44 1.1 13 35 48
Nikolay Prokhorkin LW KHL 52 19 18 37 0.7 23 22 46
Jordan Weal C AHL 69 18 45 63 0.9 11 28 40
Jonny Brodzinski C NCHC 38 21 20 41 1.1 19 18 37
Nic Dowd C NCHC 38 22 18 40 1.1 20 16 36
Tanner Pearson LW AHL 41 17 15 32 0.8 18 16 34
Michael Mersch RW Big-10 37 22 13 35 0.9 20 12 32
Brayden McNabb D AHL 45 7 24 31 0.7 7 23 30
Brian O'Neill RW AHL 55 25 18 43 0.8 17 12 29
Nick Shore C AHL 61 14 23 37 0.6 10 16 26
Valentin Zykov LW QMJHL 53 23 40 63 1.2 9 15 24
Kevin Gravel D NCHC 38 10 13 23 0.6 9 12 21
Zac Leslie D OHL 60 14 36 50 0.8 6 15 21
Nick Ebert D OHL 65 13 40 53 0.8 5 15 20
Andy Andreoff C AHL 69 10 20 30 0.4 6 13 19
Paul Ladue D NCHC 40 6 15 21 0.5 5 13 18
Scott Sabourin RW AHL 63 10 14 24 0.4 7 10 17
Alex Roach D WHL 56 12 32 44 0.8 4 12 16
Joel Lowry LW ECAC 32 7 17 24 0.8 4 11 15
Steve Quailer RW AHL 25 3 6 9 0.4 4 9 13
James Livingston RW AHL 62 7 14 21 0.3 4 8 12
Colin Miller D AHL 58 5 11 16 0.3 4 8 12
Derek Forbort D AHL 68 1 16 17 0.3 1 10 11
Justin Auger RW OHL 53 11 12 23 0.4 5 6 11
Tomas Hyka RW SweHL 40 4 5 9 0.2 5 6 10
Maxim Kitsyn LW AHL 20 3 1 4 0.2 7 2 9
Kurtis MacDermid D OHL 66 7 12 19 0.3 3 4 7
Dominik Kubalik LW OHL 23 5 1 6 0.3 5 1 6
Andrew Crescenzi C AHL 43 2 2 4 0.1 2 2 4
Jonathan Parker RW AHL 11 0 1 1 0.1 0 4 4

  • The Kings recently announced the signing of Michael Mersch and Nic Dowd to entry level contracts. Dowd is the 6th and Mersch is 8th among Kings prospects in NHL equivalency ratings. Dowd has been named as a finalist for the Hobey Baker award. It’s unlikely that Dowd will win as Johnny Gadreau has it all but locked up. Still it’s a big accomplishment for Dowd, who was originally a 7th round pick, to even be nominated. SBN's College Hockey site even has him ranked as the 15th best prospect in college hockey.

  • Here is Dowd scoring a big OT winner against Notre Dame in the NCAA West Regional semifinals last weekend (1:00 minute mark):


  • Nikolay Prokhorkin’s season in the KHL recently came to an end as CSKA Moscow was swept by SKA Saint Petersburg in the playoffs. Prokorkin, at just 20 years old, had a breakout year. Coming into this season, he had just 5 points in 35 KHL games. This year he recorded 37 in 52. He also moved from wing to center and centered the team’s top line and lead the team in goals.

  • Here is Prokorkin being awesome:


  • Jordan Weal is finishing strong for the Monarchs. Since our last update, he has 13 points in 9 games. With Weal, Prokhorkin, Dowd and along with Linden Vey and Jonny Brodzinski, the Kings system is very deep down the middle.

  • The Kings also signed Patrik Bartosak to an entry level contract recently. Bartosak was a 5 th round pick last year and had a very strong year on a weak Red Deer Rebels team in the WHL. In 65 games this season, he had a 33-26-5 record with a .924 save percentage and was named team MVP.
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