Král got his first taste of AHL action in 2020-21 after spending the majority of the season playing for Kometa Brno in the top Czech professional league, notching a respectable 21 points in 48 games before his 10 game audition with the Marlies. This past season was his first full campaign in the AHL and the only defenceman on the Marlies’ roster to suit up in more games for the club was Joey Duszak.
Taking on a regular role for the Marlies, Král finished inside the top-15 in scoring among AHL rookie defenders with three goals and 18 assists while averaging almost 19 minutes of ice time over 58 games.
It was an up and down season for Král, but he gained valuable pro experience and showed signs of progress over the course of the year, climbing into the top 20 of TLN’s prospect rankings after being unranked last summer.
LHD | Toronto (AHL) | Age: 22 | 6-foot-2 | 194 lbs | Shoots: LAcquired: 2018 5th Round, 149th Overall | 2021 Ranking: Unranked
While Král’s individual raw production was modest, the Marlies scored a lot when he was on the ice. Unfortunately, they also gave up plenty …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation