Five years out from this Entry Draft, the Los Angeles Kings class of 2004 appears to be one of the worst in recent memory. None have established themselves as regulars in the NHL, the top pick (No. 11 overall) was traded and has eventually returned to Europe, and most of the remaining choices either never panned out or were fringe prospects at best. Only Scott Parse remains as a legitimate possibility for an NHL career in a Kings jersey, but even that is a long shot.
The nine selections have played a total of 10 games in the NHL for an average of 1.1 games played per selection.
Kings 2004 draft evaluation - Hockey's Future