LA Kings: First round targets if NHL Draft started today, Part V

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Final Thoughts

Playing for Team Sweden in the U18 World Juniors, Fabian Lysell has been over a point-per-game player, tallying three goals and seven points in just five games. He was dominating play for Frölunda HC J20 before his trade request to the SHL.

Watching his film, it’s no surprise that he’s been shooting up draft boards with an average ranking around the sixth- or seventh-best overall prospect in this draft class. Some scouts even see him going number one overall, especially if he continues to do things like this.

Lysell can absolutely fly up-ice. The Kings have a long history of taking talent from Sweden and the 18-year-old right-winger could eventually be a long-term replacement for Dustin Brown on the LA Kings’ top line.

Lysell is a player who will chase loose pucks, carry them through the neutral zone and attack the goaltender without hesitation. He has quick hands and dynamic skating that will make his future NHL team very happy.