It’s all over in Montreal…
The Kings entered the day with one second-round pick (35), one third-round pick (74), three fourth-round picks (96, 117 and 120), two fifth-round picks (126 and 138), two sixth-round picks (156 and 179) and three seventh-round picks (186, 198 and 203).
They traded 74 to Atlanta for 84 and a third-round pick (107), then traded 107 and 138 to Atlanta for a third-round pick in 2010. The Kings also traded 117, 120 and 203 to Atlanta for a fourth-round pick (95). In a move unrelated to this draft, the Kings traded Brian Boyle to the New York Rangers for a third-round pick in 2010.
Here’s how the Kings drafted today:
Second round: 35-Kyle Clifford, LW (Barrie, OHL)
Third round: 84-Nicolas Delauriers, D (Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL)
Fourth round: 95-J.F. Berube, G (Montreal, QMJHL)
Fourth round: 96-Linden Vey, RW (Medicine Hat, WHL)
Fifth round: 126-David Kolomatis, D (Owen Sound, OHL)
Sixth round: 156-Michael Pelech, C (Mississauga St. Michael’s, OHL)
Sixth round: 179-Brandon Kozun, RW (Calgary, WHL)
Seventh round: 186-Jordan Nolan, C (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)
Seventh round: 198-Nic Dowd, C (Wenatchee, NAHL…committed to St. Cloud State)
Including first-round pick Brayden Schenn (Brandon, WHL), the Kings selected four OHL players, three WHL players, two QMJHL players and one NAHL player. They drafted seven forwards, two defensemen and one goalie.
I should be getting comments from Dean Lombardi later today…