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Los Angeles Kings Draft Picks, 1984

Round – Player – Position – Overall
1) Craig Redmond, D (6th)
2) Brian Wilks, C (24th)
3) John English, D (48th)
4) TOM GLAVINE, C (69th)
5) David Grannis, RW (87th)
6) Greg Strome, G (108th)
7) Timothy Hanley, C (129th)
8) Shannon Deegan, C (150th)
9) Luc Robitaille, LW (171st)
10) Jeff Crossman, C (191st)
11) Paul Kenny, G (212th)
12) Brian Martin, C (232nd)

The 1984 Kings draft class featured two hall of famers – though only one in hockey. Tom Glavine, selected in the fourth round of the NHL draft, was also selected in the second round, 47th overall, of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves, and it’s safe to say he made the right career choice. Glavine, who was elected to the Hall of Fame with Atlanta Braves teammate Greg Maddux and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, started 682 games in his career and posted a 3.54 earned run average with 2,607 strikeouts.

A standout center and former Most Valuable Player with Billerica High School in Massachusetts, Glavine is a Level 3 USA Hockey Certified coach with the Atlanta Fire bantam team that his son plays for.

Among the players in the 1984 NHL Draft selected after Glavine are Paul Ysebaert, Bob Halkidis, Brent Severyn, Kirk McLean, Brett Hull, Kjell Samuelsson, Mike Stapleton, Cliff Ronning, Darcy Wakaluk, Todd Ewen, Don Sweeney, Luc Robitaille, Gary Suter and Paul Cavallini.

Glavine did participate in one professional hockey game with the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators.

From 2010:

stick tap to Scott Wasilewski and Brian Stubits

Gwinnett Gladiators /

Glavine Gladiators


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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.