As promised, here is Los Angeles’ draft history under Dean Lombardi for rounds four-through-seven. I’m about to leave for Kings HQ to speak with several scouts and members of the team’s traveling party – check LA Kings Insider and KingsVision later today for those interviews – before completing the recent history of each particular selection that the Kings will make on Sunday.
For instance, did you know that Matt Martin, who has led the NHL in hits in each of the last two years, was selected with the 148th overall pick in 2008? No? OK. I’ll let myself out.
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.