The junior-level playoffs — in the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League — are well underway, as is the NCAA Tournament, and the King have seven prospects still playing games. Robbie Czarnik and Maxim Kitsyn have advanced to the second round of the OHL playoffs, Brayden Schenn and Linden Vey have advanced to the second round of the WHL playoffs, Nicolas Deslauriers and Jean-Francois Berube have advanced to the second round of the QMJHL playoffs and Derek Forbort has advanced to the “Frozen Four” in the NCAA. Tyler Toffoli’s team lost in the first round of the OHL playoffs. Below is an in-depth look at all the prospects and how they have fared thus far in their respective playoffs…

ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Robbie Czarnik (F, third round, 2008) and the Plymouth Whalers beat the Kitchener Rangers 4-3 in a first-round series and will play the Owen Sound Attack in a second-round series. Czarnik had four goals and three assists in the seven-game first-round series.
Maxim Kitsyn (F, sixth round, 2010) and the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors swept the Belleville Bulls in the first round and will play the Sudbury Wolves in a second-round series. Kitsyn did not record a point in the four-game first-round series.
Tyler Toffoli (F, second round, 2010) and the Ottawa 67s were swept by the Sudbury Wolves in the first round. Toffoli had three goals and five assists in the four-game first-round series.

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Brayden Schenn (F, first round, 2009) and the Saskatoon Blades beat the Prince Albert Raiders 4=2 in a first-round series and will play the Kootenay Ice in a second-round series. Schenn had five goals and five assists in the six-game first-round series.
Linden Vey (F, fourth round, 2009) and the Medicine Hat Tigers beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-2 in a first-round series and will play the Red Deer Rebels in a second-round series. Vey had five goals and seven assists in the six-game first-round series.

QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Nicolas Deslauriers (D, third round, 2009) and the Gatineau Olympiques beat Rimouski Oceanic 4-1 in a first-round series and will play the Drummondville Voltigeurs in a second-round series. Deslauriers had one goal and three assists in the five-game first-round series.
Jean-Francois Berube (G, fourth round, 2009) and the Montreal Juniors swept the Halifax Mooseheads in a first-round series and will play the Lewiston Maineiacs in a second-round series. Berube stopped 107 of 112 shots (.955 save percentage) in the four-game first-round series.

NCAA
Derek Forbort (D, first round, 2010) and the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux beat Rensselaer 6-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, beat Denver 6-1 in the second round and will face Michigan in Thursday’s national semifinals. Forbert had a plus-3 rating in the first two NCAA Tournament games.

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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