LA KINGS PROSPECT WATCH: Throughout the summer, Frozen Royalty will be taking a look at several of the Los Angeles Kings’ young prospects. First up is 2014 First round selection Adrian Kempe. An audio interview with Kempe is also included.
Los Angeles Kings 2014 First Round pick forward Adrian Kempe (right) is shown here fighting off Kings fourth round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft,
right wing Justin Auger, during the team’s 2014 Development Camp on
July 8, 2014, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — When the Los Angeles Kings
turn during the first round of the 2014 National Hockey League Draft
on June 27 came around, all of the top prospects were long gone, well before the Kings’ 29th overall selection came around.
Despite that, although no one will know until and unless he actually plays for the Kings, forward Adrian Kempe, who the Kings selected with that pick, appears to fit the Kings like a glove.
One week later, Kempe was in Southern California for the Kings annual Development Camp for their young prospects and one of Kempe’s advantages over his peers—having played against older players for several years—was quite evident.
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