LA Kings: Three-round mock draft with emphasis on defense
In this particular mock draft, we have the LA Kings bolstering their blueline.
The LA Kings have the eighth overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. You may have heard by now. In our last installment, we focused on a mock draft that added dynamic offensive playmakers. Today, we focus on the blueline.
As a quick refresher, 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 bolstered the LA Kings D men in the prospect pool. Let’s begin.
Dylan Guenther, LW/RW
I’ve been on the Dylan Guenther train for quite some time now. This particular mock draft focuses on defense, but, per the simulator, Brandt Clarke, Luke Hughes, Owen Power, and Simon Edvinsson are off the board when the Kings are on the clock.
I like Corson Ceulemans from the perspective that he projects as an offensive blueliner, but Guenther is too good and too fast to pass up here.
I don’t need to go into his statistics and scouting report anymore here, as we previously covered him. See below.
And for what it’s worth, after a run of forwards off the board, Carson Lambos went 26th overall.