With the No. 70 pick, the Kings selected center Jordan Weal from Regina of the WHL. Weal was ranked No. 30 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. He had 35 goals and 67 assists in 72 games with Regina last season, his second season with the Pats. Weal is listed at 5-foot-10, 162 pound... Read More
In the second round, the Kings moved up two spots. They traded their No. 49 and No. 109 picks to jump up to No. 47 and acquired center Tyler Toffoli from the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League. Toffoli, 18, recently completed his second season in Ottawa and totaled 37 goals and 42 assists in 6... Read More
Here's what Dean Lombardi had to say tonight after the first round of the draft, and after the Kings selected defenseman Derek Forbert at No. 15. The Kings enter tomorrow with seven picks, but you never know what might happen. The draft resumes at 10 a.m., and I'll be hosting a chat at that time, so... Read More
The New York Islanders ended up with the 30th and final pick of the first round, as they sent their Nos. 35 and 58 picks to Chicago. With the 30th pick, the Islaners selected Brock Nelson, a high-school forward from Minnesota.
That's the end of the first round. I'm hoping to have quotes from Dean... Read More
Here's a couple photos from the stage after the Kings drafted Derek Forbort...
And here's more from the Kings' official news release on Forbort...
In 26 games played against USHL competition in 2009-10 he had 14 points (4-10=14), 26 penalty minutes and a plus-12 rating. Forbort also c... Read More
With the 29th overall pick, the Anaheim Ducks selected forward Emerson Etem, a Long Beach native from Medicine Hat of the WHL. Etem had been ranked eighth among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, and the announcement of his name drew a large ovation from the crowd.... Read More
At No. 24, Chicago selected forward Kevin Hayes, a Massachusetts high-school player.
At No. 25, Florida traded with Vancouver (with the Canucks acquiring Keith Ballard) and the Panthers selected center Quinton Howden from Moose Jaw of the WHL.
At No. 26, Washington selected center Evgeny Kuzne... Read More
Here are two interviews with Derek Forbort, the first one done with myself and Nick Nickson, and the second one done as part of the official ``scrum'' after the pick. The most interesting thing from the interviews is that Forbort apparently only had a two-minute interview with the Kings, so it will ... Read More
Derek Forbort, the Kings' first-round pick, is a Duluth, Minn., native who is headed to the University of North Dakota in the fall. Forbort's hometown paper in Minnesota included a story about him this morning...
Forbort poised to make Duluth hockey history
Also, click below for a quick highli... Read More
Montreal moved into the No. 22 spot, which they acquired from Phoenix. Montreal sent picks No. 27 and 57 to Phoenix for picks Nos. 22 and 113. At No. 22, Montreal picked Jarred Tinordi, a defenseman from the USA Under-18 team and the son of former NHL defenseman Mark Tinordi.
With the 23rd pick, ... Read More