KOTP Ep. 192 – Mark Yannetti from the NHL Scouting Combine

The #1 KOTP guest — LAK Director of Amateur Scouting Mark Yannetti makes his return. 

In this episode, John and DB discuss various topics including their experiences attending sporting events, the upcoming NHL draft, recent additions to the LA Kings coaching staff, contract updates for players, and the excitement surrounding prospect Andre Lee. They also touch on the upcoming Stanley Cup Final and their travel plans. Mark Yannetti joins them in the second period to discuss the NHL draft and Kings prospects.


  • The NHL draft is an exciting event that showcases the future of the league, but it's not as impactful for fans as the NFL draft due to the longer development timeline for hockey prospects.
  • The LA Kings have added Newell Brown to their coaching staff, bringing experience and attention to detail.
  • Contract negotiations are ongoing for players like Quinton Byfield and Alex Turcotte.
  • Prospect Andre Lee has impressed with his size and physicality, making a strong case for a spot on the Kings' opening night roster.
  • The upcoming Stanley Cup Final will be an exciting series, and DB will be covering the games for SiriusXM.
  • Travel plans for media and teams can be challenging, especially with potential weather delays and long flights.
  • Yannetti provides insights into the NHL draft and the Kings' prospects.

Sound Bites

  • "The NHL draft, while it's a big deal to someone like me, it's not a big deal to the average hockey fan."
  • "Andre Lee had a fantastic year in Ontario, despite missing time due to injury."
  • "Akil Thomas is going to make the roster opening night without question."

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