Players the Los Angeles Kings Should Target with the No. 13 Overall Pick

The Los Angeles Kings became one of just a handful of teams to miss the playoffs in the season after winning a Stanley Cup, and they will have the fortune of making the 13th selection at the NHL draft in June. The upcoming draft has received attention because of the inclusion of mega prospects like Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, but there are loads of other prospects with some serious skill.

Los Angeles has a chance to make the most of a down season, and they could really use a quality player to add to a prospect pool that has become depleted over the last few seasons. There are a number of worthy players, and here are the ones they should consider if they are available when Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel Mike Futa steps up to the podium.


Timo Meier

Age: 18

Position: Winger

Team: Halifax Mooseheads

2014-15 Stats: 44 goals, 46 assists, 90 points


Why He’d Fit the Los Angeles Kings

Meier is an explosive and physical winger who has ideal size at 6’1” and 208 pounds. The Kings like to dress forwards with offensive abilities, but they also like it when their skilled players can play with some grit. That would describe Meier, as he is a skill player who place with truculence and pugnacity. 

Mike G. Morreale of ran a story on the 2015 prospect, and he spoke with Meier’s head coach, Dominique Ducharme, about his potential:

He's not hard to play with and he's playing more of a North American style than last year, but realizing the game he needs to be playing to become a pro.  He simplified his game and has good hands and vision for a big guy. His confidence is growing and I like the way he's playing right now, the way he's thinking and his attitude, so there are a lot of posi...

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