LA Kings: Three late-round gems to target in 2020 NHL Draft

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Cameron Berg, C/LW

Had Cameron Berg been given a change of scenery and put into the right system last year, he’d probably be a second or third-round pick. The 18-year-old spent the last year and a half with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL, where he scored a combined five goals with nine assists in 65 games.

He’s committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha Division I hockey program, and they should be pleased with what they saw once Berg was traded. In December, Berg was part of a three-player roster makeover for the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

In his first two games, Berg scored four goals with two assists on his way to an 18-goal and 12-assist tenure for Muskegon in only 32 games. He put up nearly a point-per-game, and many thanks can be passed out to his head coach.

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“We play a completely different style than Omaha, which fits Cameron better,” Muskegon head coach Mike Hamilton said via LocalSportsJournal. “We didn’t realize when we looked at his film that he has a lot of speed. We knew that he was strong, and he was not afraid to go to the net. He also has good vision and hands.”

Had he not been traded midseason, Berg may never have untapped his potential. Projected as a sixth-round pick, he’s a project at the moment with the capacity of being a capable NHL forward.