The LA Kings made four total selections in the 2021 NHL Draft, including three picks on Day Two after selecting defenseman Brandt Clarke eighth overall yesterday during the first round.
The Kings opened Day Two of the draft by selecting forward Francesco Pinelli 42nd overall after trading up with the Ottawa Senators (picks 49 and 136). The 18-year-old played last season in AlpsHL with HDD Jesenice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, posting 11 points (5-6=11) and a plus-4 rating in 13 games.
During his first season with the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) in 2019-20, he totaled 41 points (18-23=41) and a plus-15 rating in 59 games. The Hamilton, Ontario native has represented Canada twice, most recently in this years' IIHF Under 18 World Championship where he posted 11 points (4-7=11) and a plus-8 rating to help Team Canada to a gold medal.