Junior/college prospects update

A post yesterday took a look at the Manchester Monarchs. Of course, there are also several Kings draft picks from the last couple years playing junior-level and NCAA hockey, so let’s take a look at them as well. The top prospect, by all indications, is Tyler Toffoli (pictured), who had a solid training camp with the Kings and leads the Ontario Hockey League in scoring. Here’s the list…

Andy Andreoff, F (3rd round, 2011) — Playing for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, Andreoff has a team-high 44 points, with 19 goals and 25 assists in 36 games.
Derek Forbort, D (1st round, 2010) — A sophomore at the University of North Dakota, Forbort has one goal, three assists and a minus-6 rating in 18 games. He is out of the lineup with an injury suffered during the World Junior Championships.
Chris Gibson, G (2nd round, 2011) — Playing for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Gibson has a 15-10-4 record, a 2.91 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage in 29 games.
Kevin Gravel, D (5th round, 2010) — A sophomore at St. Cloud State University, Gravel has 0 goals, five assists and a minus-3 rating in 24 games.
Maxim Kitsyn, F (6th round, 2010) — Playing for Metallurg Novokuznetsk of the Kontinental Hockey League, Kitsyn has one goal and two assists in 29 games.
Joel Lowry, F (5th round, 2011) — A freshman at Cornell University, Lowry has five goals and six assists in 19 games.
Michael Mersch, F (4th round, 2011) — A sophomore at the University of Wisconsin, Mersch has eight goals and 12 assists in 12 games.
Michael Schumacher, F (7th round, 2011) — Playing for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, Schumacher is third on the team in points (36), with 21 goals and 15 assists in 44 games.
Nick Shore, F (3rd round, 2011) — A sophomore at the University of Denver, Shore has five goals and 17 assists in 24 games.
Tyler Toffoli, F (2nd round, 2010) — Playing for the Ottawa 67s, ranks first in the OHL in goals (36) and points (74) in 42 games. Toffoli led the OHL in goals last season and tied for the league lead in points.
Jordan Weal, F (3rd round 2010) — Playing for the Regina Pats, ranks second in the Western Hockey League in points (81), with 30 goals and a league-high 51 assists in 48 games. Weal finished fifth in the WHL in points last season.

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