Quinton Byfield

Quinton Byfield

21-Year-Old CenterC
Los Angeles Kings
2023 Fantasy Outlook
The No. 2 overall selection in the 2020 draft, Byfield split last season between the Kings (three goals, 22 points in 53 games) and their AHL affiliate in Ontario, California (nine goals, 15 points in 16 games). At 6-foot-5 with blazing speed, Byfield looks the part of an effective top-six forward. That said, he's struggled to consistently impact games at the NHL level. Los Angeles' usage of him hasn't helped matters, either. Entering the final year of his entry-level contract, this is a big year for Byfield's development. He's nothing more than a late-round dart throw in fantasy circles, though one with plenty of upside if he continues to see his even-strength minutes alongside Anze Kopitar as he did for large portions of 2022-23. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings in October of 2020.
Generates helper
CLos Angeles Kings
April 26, 2024
Byfield provided an assist and added two PIM in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Oilers in Game 3.
ANALYSIS
Byfield has four helpers and a plus-5 rating over three playoff contests. The 21-year-old is seeing steady top-six minutes, though this was the first time in three games he started on the top line. Byfield can offer offense with a little physicality, but it remains to be seen if reuniting him with Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe will be the adjustment the Kings need to keep pace in this first-round series.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:29
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:18
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2021–22
12:09
0:34
0:04
2022–23
14:04
1:17
0:05
2023–24
16:29
2:18
0:01
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Will not be traded
CLos Angeles Kings
February 16, 2023
Byfield will not be traded according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
ANALYSIS
The Kings are saying that Byfield will not be included in any deal -- including a possible Jakob Chychrun trade -- and have made that abundantly clear. Byfield has two goals and 11 points in 26 games this season and is currently seeing top-line action alongside Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe. The 20-year-old is also on the top power play at this time.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Byfield, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2022 draft behind Rangers forward Alexis Lafreniere, played about half the season for Los Angeles a year ago, posting five goals and ten points in 40 games. Byfield is built like a linebacker on skates, has high-end speed, and easy top-six offensive abilities. Unfortunately, the Kings gave him just 0:34 worth of power-play time per game last season, not exactly playing to Byfield's strengths. His keeper/dynasty value remains through the roof, but it may be another season before Byfield becomes a desirable redraft option.
The No. 2 overall selection in the 2020 draft, Byfield was able to spend the majority of last season with AHL Ontario due to the cancellation of the OHL campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was extremely productive offensively (8 goals, 20 points in 32 games) for a kid who played the entire year at age 18, and he saw six games worth of action with LA late in the season, managing a single assist. Byfield is one of, if not the top prospect in the league heading into the 2021-22 season. He's built like a linebacker on skates and possesses the speed and physical frame to dominate in all three zones. It's going to be a process, but Byfield's potential ceiling is one of the best players in the NHL.
Byfield isn't expected to make the jump to the NHL in 2020-21, but fantasy managers in keeper formats should consider drafting him anyway. The second overall pick in the 2020 draft ripped up the OHL with 32 goals and 82 points with the Sudbury Wolves in 2019-20. While he was never going to unseat Alexis Lafreniere for the top pick, Byfield is a future star in his own right. There's uncertainty in whether the OHL will be able put on a 2020-21 season, so Byfield may end up playing with AHL Ontario instead. Either way, the Ontario native will likely have no trouble posting gaudy scoring numbers, and he'll likely be able to make a fantasy impact within the next three years. Scoop him up, or someone else will.
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Supplies pair of assists
CLos Angeles Kings
April 24, 2024
Byfield produced two assists, three hits, two PIM and a plus-4 rating in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Oilers in Game 2.
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CLos Angeles Kings
April 22, 2024
Byfield notched an assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Oilers in Game 1.
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Snaps slump to end regular season
CLos Angeles Kings
April 18, 2024
Byfield scored a goal on eight shots and added an assist in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks.
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Assists in three straight games
CLos Angeles Kings
March 25, 2024
Byfield notched an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 3-2 win over the Canucks.
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Provides assist Saturday
CLos Angeles Kings
March 23, 2024
Byfield notched an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Lightning.
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