Back of the classroom at the draft - LA Kings Insider

As noted earlier, the Kings, by virtue of their Stanley Cup championship, get the table in the back corner of the draft floor in Pittsburgh. The view, courtesy of the Kings’ Instagram page, is above. The Kings are scheduled to pick 30th unless the Columbus Blue Jackets use their option to take the pick. Here is the draft order, which I will update after each pick is made. Assuming the Kings make a pick, I’ll have more information on that player…

1. Edmonton Oilers — Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
2. Columbus Blue Jackets — Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
3. Montreal Canadiens — Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
4. New York Islanders — Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)
5. Toronto Maple Leafs — Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
6. Anaheim Ducks — Hampus Lindholm, D, Sweden
7. Minnesota Wild — Matthew Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
8. Pittsburgh Penguins (from Carolina Hurricanes) — Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)
9. Winnipeg Jets — Jacob Trouba, D, USA U-18 team (USHL)
10. Tampa Bay Lightning — Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL)
11. Washington Capitals — Filip Forsberg, C, Sweden
12. Buffalo Sabres — Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
13. Dallas Stars — Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL)
14. Buffalo Sabres (from Calgary Flames) — Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque (USHL)
15. Ottawa Senators — Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)
16. Washington Capitals — Thomas Wilson, RW, Plymouth (OHL)
17. San Jose Sharks — Thomas Hertl, C, Slavia (Czech Republic)
18. Chicago Blackhawks — Teuvo Teravainen, LW, Jokerit (Finland)
19. Tampa Bay Lightning — Andrei Vasilevski, G, Russia
20. Philadelphia Flyers — Scott Laughton, C, Oshawa (OHL)
21. Calgary Flames (from Buffalo Sabres) — Mark Jankowski, C, Stanstead College
22. Pittsburgh Penguins — Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL)
23. Florida Panthers — Michael Matheson, D, Dubuque (USHL)
24. Boston Bruins — Malcolm Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)
25. St. Louis Blues — Jordan Schmaltz, D, Green Bay (USHL)
26. Vancouver Canucks — Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)
27. Phoenix Coyotes — Henrik Samuelsson, RW, Edmonton (WHL)
28. New York Rangers — Brady Skjei, D, USA U-18 team (USHL)
29. New Jersey Devils — Stefan Matteau, C, USA U-18 team (USHL)
30. Los Angeles Kings — Tanner Pearson, LW, Barrie (OHL)

[OTHER: The Ducks traded defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to the Islanders for a second-round pick. … The Capitals traded center Cody Eakin a second-round pick to the Stars for center Mike Ribeiro. … The Penguins traded center Jordan Staal to the Hurricanes for the No. 8 pick, center Brandon Sutter and defenseman Brian Dumoulin. … The Flames traded the No. 14 pick to the Sabres for the No. 21 pick and a second-round pick (No. 42).]

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.