The LA Kings enter the 2020 NHL Draft with the second overall selection and 11 picks in total. The draft will be held virtually for the first time and take place over two days beginning with Round 1 at 4 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Rounds 2-7 starting at 8:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Oct. 7. NBCSN will provide live televised coverage in the U.S. on Tuesday, followed by NHL Network on Wednesday.
The LA Kings secured the second overall selection on June 26 after winning one of three drawings at the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery held at NHL Network’s studio in Secaucus, New Jersey.
This year marks the fourth time in franchise history the Kings will have the second overall selection (also 1981-Doug Smith, 1986-Jimmy Carson, 2008-Drew Doughty) and fifth time having picked in the top two positions after selecting first overall in the franchise’s inaugural season in 1967 (Rick Pagnutti). This is also the most picks LA has had in one draft since the format was changed and reduced to seven rounds in 2005. The last time the team had 11 picks was in 2002 when it was nine rounds.
The following is a list of the Kings selections this year by round and overall:
1 – 2nd
2 – 35th, 51st and 60th
3 – 66th and 83rd
4 – 97th and 112th
5 – 128th
6 – 159th
7 – 190th
LA Kings Live Draft Shows Presented by GEICO
The LA Kings will be hosting two shows for Kings fans on both Day 1 and Day 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft. The show is scheduled to air live at 3:30-4:45 p.m. on Tuesday and 12-1:15 p.m. on Wednesday and will feature special guests and hosts. Viewers can also tune into the shows for a chance to win an LA Kings Prize Pack. The shows can be viewed on the LA Kings YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch accounts.
- Day 1 – Oct. 6
Start time: 3:30pm
Hosted by Jesse Cohen and Kayla Knierim
Guests include Luc Robitaille, Kelly Cheeseman, Linda Cohn, Retta, Thomas Middleditch and Jack Harris.
- Day 2 – Oct. 7
Start time: 12:00pm
Hosted by Cohen and Cam Close with panelist John Hoven
Guests include select drafted players, Zach Dooley, Lisa Dillman and Jack Jablonski.
LA Kings 2020 Draft Hub Presented by GEICO
Providing Kings fans complete online coverage entering the 2020 NHL Draft, the hub features content including the Kings current list of draft picks entering this year’s draft, the latest editorials from Kings.com and LA Kings Insider, a look back at current player draft memories and more.
All The Kings Men Live
An LA Kings podcast with regular hockey updates, this week’s video episode published earlier today can be seen here and features Director of Amateur Scouting, Mark Yannetti. The segment was taped last night as part of a Season Ticket Member benefit and special draft preview.
LA Kings Insider
Zach Dooley will be covering the draft for LA Kings Insider, which provides fans with editorial content regarding the team’s latest developments. Follow along on Twitter (@LAKingsInsider) and online at lakingsinsider.com for all the latest news.
Notes on Additional Draft Picks:
• The 51st selection was acquired along with forwards Tyler Madden and Tim Schaller, and a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Tyler Toffoli.
• The 60th selection was acquired along with a second-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for defenseman Alec Martinez.
• The 83rd selection was received along with forward Trevor Moore and a conditional third-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Toronto Maple Leads in exchange for forward Kyle Clifford and goaltender Jack Campbell.
• The 112th selection was acquired from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Oscar Fantenberg.