Passed over in the NHL draft two years in a row, Pearson ended up becoming a first-round pick (30th overall) by the Kings in 2012. Pearson was a very consistent scorer while in juniors, and has impressed the organization by improving his two-way game and getting quicker and stronger in the process. The former Barrie Colt is enjoying a very successful season in Manchester so far this year. His 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) so far in 30 games puts him in the top three on the team in scoring. Pearson only has six games of NHL experience, scoring one goal. It remains to be seen where Pearson will fit on the Kings' depth chart, but with the team struggling to score goals as of late, he has an opportunity to do what another young rookie, Tyler Toffoli, did before him for the Kings.
The Kings are a very deep team up front, with good forwards at almost every position. Notable Olympians and proven
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