LA Kings: Seven-round mock draft 1.0

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LA Kings Draft Oliver Suni
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4th Round, 96th Overall: Oliver Suni, RW

Starting to stockpile wingers now, I have the Kings taking the talented Oliver Suni, who transitioned to the North American rink last year with the Oshawa Generals of the OHL. The Finnish forward scored 19 goals with 17 assists with the Kärpät U18 team while wearing a letter. With Oshawa, Suni had a tremendous debut year, scoring 12 goals with 20 assists for 32 points in 43 games. He also scored six goals on the man advantage. For the U18 Finland team, he tallied three assists in four games in international play.

Suni stands at 6-foot-2 and 187 pounds. He’s a right-handed shot and carries the puck well through the neutral zone. Away from the puck, you can find him around the net where he puts himself in great spots and does a great job of cleaning up the play, whether it be passes intended for him or rebounds off the goalie. Because of his size, he absorbs contact well in transition without losing control of the puck and attacks the net very well.

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4th Round, 111th Overall: Jack Thompson, D

Another defenseman here. Jack Thompson played with Quinton Byfield on the Sudbury Wolves. He stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs 172 pounds. Like Byfield, Thompson has been with Sudbury for the last two seasons, where he doubled his point total from the first year to the next. This past season, Thompson scored 13 goals with 19 assists for 32 points in 63 games. He’s not a huge threat on the power play, but he did combine to score five goals on the man advantage over the last two years. And his shot percentage has stayed the same-right around 7.4 percent.

Thompson is quick and loves to attack the net. He and Byfield were regularly on the ice together last year, with Byfield finding him in front of the net and vice versa. He features a beauty of a snipe from the blue line and excellent puck-handling skills.