General manager Dean Lombardi and the rest of the Los Angeles Kings' management and scouting staff deserve a ton of credit. Not only are the Kings a Stanley Cup contender once again, the team's affiliates are having great campaigns as well.
The Manchester Monarchs sit second overall in the AHL, while the Ontario Reign find themselves at the top of the ECHL's standings.
Early-round draft picks like Tyler Toffoli are important, but those late-round selections that go unrecognized early in their careers can also be key—just ask the Detroit Red Wings.
With that said, here are the Kings' most underrated prospects.
Stats courtesy of HockeyDB.com.