Kings’ sixth pick

With their second fourth-round pick (109th overall), the Kings selected center/winger Dwight King out of Lethbridge of the WHL. (By the way, I just looked it up. He would be the first player named King ever to play for the Kings.) King is 6-3, 218 pounds and was ranked as the 104th-best North American skater by Central Scouting. His bio said he patterns his game after Joe Thornton. King had 12 goals and 32 assists in 62 games with Lethbridge last season. He is the brother of St. Louis’ D.J. King.

Hockey News thought well of King and had him as their 79th-best prospect. ISS had him ranked 100th.

At this point, I’m going to step away for a while. The Kings are scheduled to make five more picks, so I’ll recap them later, plus I’m told Lombardi will do a conference call after the draft concludes, so I’ll post his comments then…

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  • Reaper

    If he’s anywhere near as tough as his brother, I’ll be happy with this pick.

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