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

(Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images
(Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images /
4 of 4
LA Kings Draft Josh Williams
(Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) /

Josh Williams, RW

Overlooked last year and now 19, time is running out for Josh Williams. Luckily, he increased his draft stock this past season with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL, tallying 25 goals with 27 assists for 52 points in 64 games. He scored seven goals on the power play as well.

The former fifth overall selection in the WHL Draft finished the 2018-2019 campaign with five goals and seven assists in 25 games and had an outstanding performance in Hlinka Gretzky Cup. For the U18 Canada team, Williams scored five goals with one assist in five games, helping Team Canada win the Gold Medal.

Williams is sneaky good around the net, circling either side with his teammates finding him at the right time for tip-ins. He had a strong finish this past season, tallying nine points in the final ten games, including a hat trick against Lethbridge in February.

Next. Three prospects who could have impact at NHL in 2020-2021. dark

Stating the obvious, but scrolling up and down the box scores, compared to last year, Williams contributed in so many ways. He can score goals and contribute assists as well, with a career-high three assists coming in a 4-2 victory over his old team, the Medicine Hat Tigers last October.