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07-09-2012, 12:15 PM
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Character and skill ongoing theme in Kings prospect pool


Thanks to graduations and trades, Thomas Hickey was the only former first-round pick among the Los Angeles Kings’ prospects last season. Thin on high-profile selections, the Kings system was replete with well-rounded players seeking to strengthen their identity to carve niches at the next level. However, it was also brimming with character, industriousness, and a number of players who exceeded expectations. Shifting from high selections and home-run swings, the Kings have sought to invest later selections shrewdly as they have solidified their pro roster, which captured the Stanley Cup this past season.

Prospect of the Year: Slava Voynov, D, Los Angeles Kings (NHL)

Voynov first pressed during Drew Doughty’s training camp holdout, as the Russian edged out Thomas Hickey in a positional battle.… read more


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