LA Kings: Three-round mock draft with emphasis on scoring

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While the LA Kings will learn their draft position on June 2, we have the team adding more offensive players in this mock draft.

Next Wednesday, the LA Kings and the other clubs who did not qualify for the playoffs will learn their spot in the draft order via lottery selection. Last season, the Kings were guaranteed a top-five pick and had a 9.5% chance to land the top pick in the draft.

They came away with the second overall pick. The selection would later be Quinton Byfield, who gave the organization yet another center in the prospect pool.

This year, the Kings have a 5.8% chance to land the first overall selection. While nothing is out of the realm of possibility, I suppose, Los Angeles is probably looking at a pick just outside the top five, given their 49.4% odds to come away with the eighth overall pick.

The great thing about this year’s draft is there really isn’t a consensus number one pick like in years past. The prospect pool could use a true bluechip defensive prospect to hang their hat on, but whoever the team selects, they likely won’t be ready for a season or two.

As a quick reminder before we dive into the mock draft, the LA Kings have five picks in the first three rounds.

  • 1st Round: 1 pick
  • 2nd Round: 2 picks
  • 3rd Round: 2 picks

Using FC Hockey’s Mock Draft Simulator, we targeted more scoring for a Kings club that finished with the fifth-fewest goals scored in the NHL. Let’s begin.