Hockey’s Future recaps LA’s draft class
From Hockey’s Future:
Despite not having a first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, the Los Angeles Kings still managed to grab some talented kids from various leagues and at multiple positions. General Manager Dean Lombardi, who has put together a solid track record of middle-round picks, had a lot on his plate coming into the draft in trying to extend the youthful success his squad has had up to now.
Overall the team selected seven players; one defenseman, one goalie, and five forwards. With no potential for the addition of a real blue chip prospect, the Kings are again relying on those low-risk high-reward picks to pay off. The selection of highly-skilled forward Valentin Zykov with their first pick was a good start, and overall the Kings managed to load up on some areas of need in their 2013 selections.
Reports on all of the 2013 Kings draft picks can be found here.