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June 22, 2012 3:15 pm

Back of the classroom at the draft

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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