In case you didn’t bother to sit through all 24 hours (OK, so it was more like seven) of the NHL Draft on Sunday, here are the Kings selections:
First round: Traded pick No. 27 to Columbus in Jeff Carter deal Feb. 23, 2012.
Second round: Valentin Zykov, left wing, Baie-Comeau (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League), 37th overall. (The Kings traded second-, third- and fourth-round picks to Edmonton to move up to 37th to get Zykov)
Fourth round: Justin Auger, right wing, Guelph (Ontario Hockey League), 103rd.
Fourth round: Hudson Fasching, right wing, U.S. National Development Program, 118th.
(The Kings expect Fasching to play at the University of Minnesota)
Fifth round: Patrik Bartosak, goaltender, Red Deer (Western Hockey League), 146th.
Fifth round: Jonny Brodzinski, center, St. Cloud State (Minn.), 148th.
Sixth round: Zachary Leslie, defenseman, Guelph (OHL), 178th.
Seventh round: Dominik Kubalik, left wing, Sudbury (OHL), 191st.
Seventh round: Traded pick No. 208 to New Jersey on Sunday for a seventh-round pick in 2015.
All things considered it was a pretty dull day. Don’t expect to see any of these guys playing in the NHL soon, although there’s a certainly a chance for Zykov to make an impression at training camp in September.