Kings Rumors: Rumblings Over Trade Of Former 2nd Overall Pick

There has been growing speculation within the NHL community regarding the possibility of the Los Angeles Kings exploring a trade involving their promising young talent, Quinton Byfield.

This speculation has been fueled by recent roster moves, including the signings of Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kevin Fiala, which have prompted discussions about Byfield's future within the organization.

With the addition of Dubois potentially impacting Byfield's role and ice time, some believe that a change of scenery could provide him with a better platform to showcase his immense potential that made him a top draft pick.

One team that has surfaced frequently in these trade rumors is the Boston Bruins, who are in need of bolstering their center depth.

Last season, Byfield put up career-best numbers, recording three goals and 22 points across 53 games played.

Over his first three seasons in the NHL, the 21-year-old has racked up just three goals and 33 points across 99 games played after being drafted 2nd overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft by the Kings.

Byfield's talent and affordability make him an attractive option for the Bruins, especially considering their limited salary cap space.

While these trade discussions are speculative and no official agreements have been made, the idea of Byfield thriving in Boston has generated excitement among NHL fans.

The potential trade's viability hinges on multiple factors, including the Kings' assessment of Byfield's future and the Bruins' willingness to put together an enticing offer. Photo Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports