Which prospects should get the next look with the LA Kings?

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In a season where the LA Kings should find out what they have in their prospects, which ones should get the next look?

The 2021 season is one the LA Kings are looking to start transitioning from a rebuilding team to a playoff contender. The core players like Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, and Jeff Carter are still key pieces of the roster – but they are beginning to age and will sooner than later need help carrying the team.

With that in mind, Kings management is starting to phase in the younger players that have been waiting for their opportunity.

Dismantling a championship team is never easy to do, but the LA Kings needed to move forward as a franchise. A major step in this direction was the January 2019 trade of Jake Muzzin to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In return for the veteran defenseman, the Kings received Carl Grundstrom, Sean Durzi, and a 2019 first-round draft pick that would become Tobias Bjornfot.

The following season, the LA Kings said goodbye to fan-favorite Kyle Clifford, along with Jack Campbell and Derek Forbort trades. This offseason, the man who was consistently considered to be the team’s “unsung hero” signed with the Winnipeg Jets. The Kings were changing the team’s identity, but who will the new faces be?

In moving on from veteran players, the team created open spots on the roster. The process of assimilating the young players into the team, as Mikey Anderson, Kale Clague, Trevor Moore, and Gabe Vilardi are all getting regular playing time. There are several more coming through the LA’s vaunted prospect pool. Which players should be getting the next looks?