LA Kings: Five USNTDP players to consider in 2020 NHL Draft

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LA Kings Draft Brock Faber
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4. Brock Faber, Defenseman

One of my favorite players in this draft class. Faber is a high-character guy, and we recently did a complete profile breakdown on him. He is a good puck-moving defenseman who does all of the little things right. Faber had a verbal commitment to play hockey at Notre Dame, but the Maple Grove, MN native changed his mind to play for the hometown Gophers.

He has great size for his age, standing at 6-foot-0 and 194 pounds. For the U18 team, he tallied three goals with nine assists in 46 games. In USHL play, he scored a goal and eight assists. He’ll be a terrific two-way defenseman as he continues to develop.

5. Eamon Powell, Defenseman

As a slightly undersized defenseman, Powell should get stronger as he fills out. At 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, he’s a big-time powerplay defenseman, tallying six goals with eight assists for the U18 team. In the USHL, he scored five goals and six assists, finishing second in the league with four goals on the man advantage.

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Powell has a commitment to play collegiate hockey at Boston College next year and is ranked as the 70th best prospect in this draft class, according to TSN.