June 22, 2012 7:56 pm

More info on Kings pick Tanner Pearson

The Kings kept the 30th and final pick in Friday’s first round of the NHL Draft and selected left winger Tanner Pearson from the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. Pearson, who turns 20 on Aug. 10, was in his third year of draft eligibility but was not selected in 2010 or 2011. Pearson, listed at 6 feet and 198 pounds, is a native of Kitchener, Ontario, and had been ranked 25th among all North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting.

In 2010-11, Pearson’s first season with the Colts, he had 15 goals and 27 assists in 66 games. This season, he had 37 goals and 54 assists in 60 games before he suffered a broken leg in March. Pearson’s 91 points were a team high and ranked third in the OHL. Pearson also played for Canada in the World Junior Championships and had one goal and five assists in six games as Canada won a bronze medal.

Pearson’s full bio, courtesy of NHL.com, can by found by clicking here.

Rules for Blog Commenting
  • No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Replacing letters with symbols does not turn expletives into non-expletives.
  • Personal attacks against other blog commenters, and/or blatant attempts to antagonize other commenters, are not tolerated. Respectful disagreement is encouraged. Posts that continually express the same singular opinion will be deleted.
  • Comments that incite political, religious or similar debates will be deleted.
  • Please do not discuss, or post links to, websites that illegally stream NHL games.
  • Posting under multiple user names is not allowed. Do not type in all caps. All violations are subject to comment deletion and/or banning of commenters, per the discretion of the blog administrator.