List of 2014 Kings draft picks

Los Angeles possesses nine selections at the 2014 NHL Draft, which will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia next Friday and Saturday. I’ll be on hand along with the Kings’ digital team to provide extensive coverage throughout the weekend, much like last year’s draft.

The selections:

First Round / 29th overall*
Second Round / 60th overall
Third Round / 90th overall
Fourth Round / 120th overall
Fifth Round / 150th overall
Sixth Round / 157th overall**
Sixth Round / 180th overall
Seventh Round / 209th overall***
Seventh Round / 210th overall

*New Jersey will select 30th overall in the first round as part of sanctions due to cap circumvention while signing Ilya Kovalchuk.
**Los Angeles received Carolina’s sixth round pick as the result of a trade that sent Kevin Westgarth to the Hurricanes in exchange for Anthony Stewart, a 2013 fourth round pick, and this pick on January 13, 2013.
***Los Angeles received New York’s seventh round pick as the result of a trade that sent Daniel Carcillo to the Rangers on January 4, 2014.

There is a complicated story on why Columbus could very well take Anaheim’s second round pick this year as part of the Marian Gaborik trade. It is explained well here by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch and clarified here in the Round 2 footnotes of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. You will have to read it two or three times to fully understand it, and then your head will hurt.

History of the 29th overall pick since 2000:

2013 – DAL / Jason Dickinson
2012 – NJD / Stefan Matteau
2011 – VAN / Nicklas Jensen
2010 – ANA / Emerson Etem
2009 – TBL / Carter Ashton
2008 – ATL / Daultan Leveille
2007 – OTT / Jim O’Brien
2006 – PHX / Chris Summers
2005 – PHI / Steve Downie
2004 – WAS / Mike Green
2003 – OTT / Patrick Eaves
2002 – BOS / Hannu Toivonen
2001 – CHI / Adam Munro
2000 – DET / Niklas Kronwall

A first round mock draft, courtesy of
NHL Central Scouting final rankings

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