Ranking the Los Angeles Kings’ Top 10 Prospects

There isn't another team out there that has a legitimate contributor to a Stanley Cup championship in its prospect pool. In Tanner Pearson, L.A. has exactly that.

Pearson just barely makes the Calder-eligibility cutoff. He played exactly 25 regular-season games; one more and he would have been over the line. The 24 games he played in the Kings' run to the Cup don't count toward that total, which puts him in the rather odd position of being a chief contender for the 2014-15 rookie of the year award.

But where does he belong in a ranking of the Kings' best prospects? The following slideshow ranks the 10 best and provides capsule scouting reports. Prospects are primarily ranked based on their potential NHL ceiling, but the amount of risk involved in that projection is also a significant factor in this list. Read on to see where Pearson falls and who else the formidable Kings have en route. 

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