The draft has come and gone and the result is 9 new prospects for the Los Angeles Kings.
Let’s see who they selected.
The first pick (5th overall) was Alex Turcotte. The 5-11 186 pound center has elite potential, and skill to produce at a high level, scoring 105 points (43-62) in 60 games last season.
Next in round 1 (22nd overall) was defenseman Tobias Bjornfot . The 6-0, 187 pounder is a steady, point producing a player who recorded 22 points (11-11) in 46 games last season.
Arthur Kaliyev was the Kings first pick in the 2nd round (33rd overall). Kaliyev was projected as the best pure goal scorer in the draft. Last season he recorded 102 points (51-510 in 67 games, including 20 PowerPlay goals.
After a trade with Montreal, the Kings drafted 50th overall and took Samuel Fagemo. The 5-11, 194-pound winger has a quick release and registered 43 points (26-17) in 60 games.
The Kings selected goaltender Lukas Parik 87th overall. The big goaltender can handle a heavy workload and plays the butterfly style.
Jordan Spence was picked by the Kings at number 95. The 5-10 defenseman recorded 52 points (7-45) and has offensive capabilities.
Picked 119th overall was 5-9, 170-pound defenseman Kim Nousiainen. The small defender produced 36 points (9-27) in 55 games.
The Kings chose another defenseman in Braden Doyle. The 6-0, 168-pound scored 34 points (5-29) in 46 games.
Finally, the last pick by the Kings in this years’ draft (188th overall) was Andre Lee, a bruising winger at 6-5 and 205 pounds. The checking winger scored 35 points (20-15) in 61 games.
There you have it – the newest Los Angeles Kings. They might not be here for a while but the future is now and the future is bright. Who are you excited to see in a Kings sweater?
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