List of 2015 Kings draft picks, mock drafts - LA Kings Insider

The Kings currently possess seven selections at the 2015 NHL Draft, which will take place at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. this Friday and Saturday. I’ll be on hand along with KingsVision to continue to provide extensive coverage throughout the weekend, much like previous drafts.

The selections:
First Round / 13th overall
Second Round / 43rd overall*
Third Round / 74th overall
Fourth Round / 104th overall
Fifth Round / 134th overall
Seventh Round / 187th overall**
Seventh Round / 194th overall

*Los Angeles traded its second round picks in 2014 and 2015 to Buffalo on April 1, 2013 in the Robyn Regehr trade and reacquired both picks as well as Brayden McNabb and Jonathan Parker from Buffalo in exchange for Hudson Fasching and Nic Deslauriers on March 5, 2014.
**Los Angeles traded its 2013 seventh round draft pick for this pick so New Jersey could select Anthony Brodeur, Martin’s son, at the draft they hosted.
***The Kings’ sixth round selection had been traded to Chicago on July 16, 2013 in exchange for Daniel Carcillo.

These picks will almost certainly change. In every draft under Dean Lombardi, the Kings have either traded out or received selections in efforts to move up or down in the draft or to defer a selection to a following year. To give you an (extreme) example of their willingness to move picks on draft day, consider their maneuvering in 2008:

June 20, 2008 – Acquired a first-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (later traded to Anaheim on June 20, 2008) and a second-round choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (later traded to Carolina on March 4, 2009) from Calgary for Michael Cammalleri and a second-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

June 20, 2008 – Acquired a first-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (12th overall selection; later traded to Buffalo on June 20, 2008) from Anaheim for two first-round choices in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (17th and 28th overall).

June 20, 2008 – Acquired a first-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (Colten Teubert) and a third-round choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (later traded to Calgary on June 27, 2009) from Buffalo for a first-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (12th overall).

June 21, 2008 – Acquired Brad Richardson from Colorado for a second-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

June 21, 2008 – Acquired a third-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (Andrew Campbell) from Buffalo for a third-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

June 21, 2008 – Acquired a fourth-round choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (later traded to Atlanta on June 27, 2009) and a fifth-round choice in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from San Jose for a fourth-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

June 21, 2008 – Acquired a sixth-round choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (Brandon Kozun) from Chicago for a sixth-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

June 21, 2008 – Acquired a seventh-round choice in the 2009 NHLDraft (Nic Dowd) Entry Draft from St. Louis for a seventh-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Los Angeles ultimately selected Drew Doughty (1 / 2nd), Colten Teubert (1 / 13th), Slava Voynov (2 / 32nd), Robbie Czarnik (3 / 63rd), Andrew Campbell (3 / 74th), Geordie Wudrick (3 / 88th), Andrei Loktionov (5 / 123rd), Justin Azevedo (6 / 153rd) and Garrett Roe (7 / 183rd) in 2008.

Last year, the Kings acquired a second round pick (which was used on Roland McKeown) from Vancouver for Linden Vey.

I’ll have more coverage of potential first round selections; until then, here are a list of 2015 mock drafts, with the player chosen by the Kings in parentheses:

ESPN.com Insider (Kyle Connor, USHL-Youngstown)
Sportsnet (Travis Konecny, OHL-Ottawa)
MyNHLDraft.com (Timo Meier, QMJHL-Halifax)
Bleacher Report (Timo Meier, QMJHL-Halifax)
SB Nation (Travis Konecny, OHL-Ottawa)
NESN (Timo Meier, QMJHL-Halifax)
CSN Philadelphia (Timo Meier, QMJHL-Halifax)

NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings

2014 NHL Draft - Round 1

Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

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

Bio

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

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

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

Bio

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

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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

Bio

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.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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

Bio

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.

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