The Kings made two trades in rounds 2-4 Wednesday, leaving them with three remaining picks in the NHL Draft, their own picks in each of the final three rounds.
The team’s selections thus far are positionally diverse, with a center, two defensemen, two wingers, and a goalie taken in the first four rounds. The Kings don’t have any needs to address; they’re just adding to their deep pool of prospects and hoping for lightning to strike in the late rounds.
Here are all of the team’s picks in the 2020 NHL Draft.
2020 LA Kings Draft
|1||2||C - Quinton Byfield|
|2||35||D - Helge Grans|
|2||45||D - Brock Faber||*via Red Wings|
|3||66||RW - Kasper Simontaival|
|3||83||RW - Alex Laferriere||*via Maple Leafs|
|4||112||G - Juho Markkanen||*via Flames|
|5||128||RW - Martin Chromiak|
|5||140||D - Ben Meehan||*via Hurricanes|
|7||190||RW - Aatu Jamsen|
PICK 128: RW Martin Chromiak
Team: Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) | Nationality: Slovakian | Age: 18 | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 187 lb | Shoots: R | TSN Ranking: 41 | Stats: 28 GP, 11 G, 22 A
“Chromiak’s offensive skill is obvious — he owns an above-average shot and passing skills. With power and crafty placement, his one-timer is a legit weapon from range. Deft backhand passes through layers, and slip passes make him a set-up threat from anywhere.”
To Los Angeles: no. 140 pick
To Carolina: no. 159 pick, 2021 LAK 7th-round pick
PICK 140: D Ben Meehan
Team: Cedar Rapids (USHL) | Nationality: American | Age: 18 | Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 190 lb | Shoots: L | TSN Ranking: NA | Stats: 25 GP, 8 G, 10 A
“Meehan’s decisiveness and timing in his actions was a hallmark of his game this season. He can process the play on a loose puck and close instantly, often deploying his full weight against the opponent. His play off the left point is full of deception, regularly freezing forecheckers with body-feints & faked shots and facilitating movement down the right-hand boards”