Kings’ second pick

The Kings’ first second-round pick (52nd overall) was center/left wing Oscar Moller out of Chilliwack of the WHL. He’s 5-10, 185 pounds. Central Scouting had him ranked 20th among North American skaters…six spots ahead of Thomas Hickey. Moller is a native of Sweden and here’s what Central Scouting had to say: “A playmaking forward with a good work ethic… is a two-way player that competes every shift… has good skating ability and vision… anticipates the play well and handles the puck with ease… needs to improve his ability to fight through checks and play in traffic.” Moller had 32 goals and 37 assists in 68 games in the WHL last season.

Some more scouts’ quotes, from McKeen’s Draft Guide:

“He’s an undersized, highly skilled prospect who plays a strong all-around game.”

“He’s good behind the puck, he’s good with the puck, he’s solid defensively. He’s got a great shot, probably his best attribute.”

“He’s not very big. Sometimes he doesn’t come out with maximum energy level.”

“He is oozing with character and leadership qualities. He lacks speed; otherwise he’s a top-end pick.”

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  • Ernest

    Moller was ranked #25 overall by ISS and was even picked #20 in their mock draft. ISS compared his style of play to Daniel Alfredsson.

    Kings are definately low in Right Wings so this seems like a great pick up.

  • Fletch

    I was thinking we’d have to trade up to get Moller….I am really happy he dropped to us.