Up to this point, no player selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round under general manager Dean Lombardi has played in the National Hockey League. It’s a somewhat misleading note, as no player under that banner is above 25 years old, and the Kings have actually found success in rounds 4-through-7, having won a Stanley Cup with Alec Martinez (4th round / 2007), Dwight King (4th round / 2007) and Jordan Nolan (7th round / 2009) taking regular shifts.
There aren’t many “hits” in the third round in general. For every Jonathan Quick (2005), Brad Marchand (2006) or Adam Henrique (2008), there’s a vastly higher number of players who have slipped into the ether of the average fan’s consciousness.
Los Angeles third round selections under Lombardi:
Los Angeles will draft 88th overall. What players have recently been selected with the 88th pick?
The Los Angeles Kings have 10 selections at the 2013 NHL Draft, which will take place this Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Those picks are:
Second Round / 57th overall
Third Round / 88th overall
Fourth Round / 96th overall (via Carolina)*
Fourth Round / 103rd overall (via Philadelphia)**
Fourth Round / 118th overall
Fifth Round / 146th overall
Fifth Round / 148th overall (via Montreal)^
Sixth Round / 178th overall
Seventh Round / 191st overall (via Dallas)^^
Seventh Round / 208th overall
*acquired from Carolina in addition to Anthony Stewart and a 6th round pick in 2014 in exchange for Kevin Westgarth on 1/13/13.
**acquired from Philadelphia in exchange for Simon Gagne on 2/26/13. This conditional pick would have been a third round pick had the Flyers made the playoffs.
^acquired from Montreal in exchange for Davis Drewiske on 4/2/13.
^^acquired from Dallas in exchange for the Los Angeles’ 7th round pick in 2012 on 6/23/12.
Los Angeles’ first round draft pick was a conditional first round pick traded to Columbus along with Jack Johnson in exchange for Jeff Carter on 2/23/12. The Blue Jackets had a choice between the Kings’ first round pick in 2012 or 2013 and chose 2013 on the day of the 2012 NHL Draft. The Kings then selected Tanner Pearson 30th overall in 2012.