The Los Angeles Kings possess the eighth overall pick following the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery, where they didn’t move up or down in the draft order. LA is known for having one of the deepest prospect pipelines in the NHL. The pinnacle of the pipeline is 2020 second overall pick, Quinton Byfield. Second on the depth chart is 2019’s fifth overall pick Alex Turcotte, who alongside Byfield will be a great one-two punch at center. Further notable center prospects include Rasmus Kupari, Tyler Madden, and Akil Thomas. The duo of 21-year-old rookie centers Gabriel Vilardi and Jaret Anderson-Dolan, who recently both nabbed a gold medal in the 2021 World Championship, provide the Kings with one of the brightest up-and-coming center lineups in the entire NHL.