The 2021-22 NHL season is right around the corner, and the Los Angeles Kings have taken the ice…sort of.
The Kings rookies and prospects took the ice earlier this week to begin the 2021 Developmental Camp designed to get a better look at the organization’s future.
With the best prospect pool in the entire league, the Kings want to look at their prospects in in-game situations.
Some of them have been through this before, while others are getting their first taste.
With Alex Turcotte, Quinton Byfield, and 2021 NHL Entry Draft 1st round pick Brandt Clarke all taking the ice, the question remains, where will they play?
Most will be sent to the Kings AHL affiliate Ontario Reign. Some will be sent back to their junior teams, and some will be outright released.
These players earned camp invites, hoping to make an impression for the NHL or at least make the AHL roster.
Some of the players invited to camp which could make an impact ards as follows:
- Lorenzo Canonica, 5-foot-11 and 179 pounds, scored 16 points (6-10) in 24 games with Shawinigan of the QMJHL
- Center Logan Morrison, 6-foot-0 and 1769 pounds, scored 45 points (22-23) in 59 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL. Could be a superstar in the making
- Defenseman Landon Kosiar, 5-foot-11, and 190 pounds, scored 10 points (5-5) in 27 games for the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL and Millville Millionaires of the SJHL in 2019-20
- 6-foot-4 and 190-pound defenseman Dylan Robinson scored 18 points (2-16) in 55 games for the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. Patient, physical game
These are a few players invited who could make a push for a spot with the Kings or Reign. Developmental camp, and training camp, are going to bring out the best in young players trying to earn a spot.
Who’s your favorite to earn a spot in Los Angeles or Ontario?
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