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Getting to Know: LA Kings No. 50 Pick Samuel Fagemo

The LA Kings traded a 64th and 126th pick to select Fagemo at the No. 50 spot

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Samuel Fagemo was drafted by the LA Kings 50th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Having gone undrafted in 2018, Fagemo spent the past year developing his game to ensure he wouldn't be passed on again. 

"I'm super excited to come to a great club right now and get things started," Fagemo said after being selected by the Kings.

Tweet from @samuelfagemo: Never give up if you don���t get drafted, I will not!

He models his game after Filip Forsberg and Alex Ovechkin, both who are impressive when it comes to taking the puck to the net and scoring goals.

Over the next year, while Fagemo finishes out his contract with Frölunda HC, he hopes to strengthen the desensive side of his game.

"Stay focused on my defensive zone for 60 minutes. [The NHL] is such a great league, so you need to be good in the defense and offense. I think my defensive play I need to develop more."

Though he wants to develop his defensive game further, Fagemo's offensive touch is strong. He showcased that with the numbers he put up this year, which were higher than any other player his age in the SHL, contributing to his team winning the National Championship.

Tweet from @samuelfagemo: What a feeling, CHL Champions🏆Sold out scandinavium was crazy, thanks to the best fans for the support!! @championshockey @frolunda_hc pic.twitter.com/iy59p8wWGf


The Fast Facts:

Position: Left Wing

Shoots: Right

Birthday: March 14, 2000

Height and weight: 6'0" and 190 pounds

Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden

Favorite hockey memory: SHL Championship

Most looking forward to about being in LA: Meeting the team

Favorite artist/song: Tiesto

Person you admire most: Alexander Ovechkin

Favorite Kings player: Anze Kopitar

Favorite podcast: Spittin' Chiclets 

Last meal would be: Swedish meatballs

Would most like to have dinner with: Usain Bolt

Favorite holiday: Christmas

Most used emoji: 😃

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