Where are they now? The LA Kings 2013 NHL draft class

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Round 4, 118th overall: Hudson Fasching

In Fasching‘s NHL Draft year, the Apple Valley, Minnesota native racked up four goals and seven assists for the US National U18 in USHL play. He also chipped in 10 goals and 33 points for the USDP.  Not even with the Kings’ organization for a full season, Fasching’s rights were traded to Buffalo in the Brayden McNabb trade package. He made his Sabres debut on March 26, 2016, scoring his first goal in the opening period.

He spent the majority of the 2017-18 season with the Sabres’ AHL outfit, accumulating 12 goals and 30 points in 69 games. Fasching was traded to Arizona in the offseason and was limited to seven games last season, registering just one assist between the NHL and AHL levels.

Round 5, 146th overall: Patrik Bartosak

Bartosak looked like a steal coming out of the 2013 NHL Draft. The Czech goalie finished with the fifth-best GAA (2.26) and second-best SV% (.935) in the WHL during the 2012-13 season. He rose through the ranks, accumulating a 2.14 GAA and a .919 SV% for the Manchester Monarchs during the 2014-15 season. However, he played in just two games the following season before he was suspended indefinitely by the Kings.

In February 2016, Bartosak returned to the Czech Republic, playing in ten games for the HC Vítkovice Steel, logging a 3.04 GAA and .894 SV%. Last season, the 28-year-old netminder played for the Lahden Pelicans of Liiga, recording a 2.19 GAA and a .913 SV%.

Round 5, 148th overall: Jonny Brodzinski

After spending part of two seasons in the USHL, Jonny Brodzinski attracted the attention of the LA Kings during his freshman season at St. Cloud State. There, the young forward compiled 22 goals with 11 assists in 42 games. After his junior year, the Blaine, Minnesota native joined the Ontario Reign for the 2015-16 season, accumulating 15 goals and 28 points in 65 regular-season games.

He made his Kings debut in March 2017, recording two assists in six games. Interesting note, he was the first member of the 2013 Kings draft class to debut with the team. After three seasons that saw him consistently recalled and demoted, Brodzinski signed with the San Jose Sharks as a free agent, spending one year with the team. Most recently, he signed with the Rangers organization, scoring a goal and playing in five NHL games last season.