I don’t have a whole lot to add to what’s already been written about yesterday’s draft, other than:
- Justin Auger was selected with the 3rd round pick acquired in the Simon Gagne trade.
- Patrik Bartosak was selected with the 5th round pick acquired in the Davis Drewiske trade.
- Valentin Zykov was selected with a 2nd round pick acquired from Edmonton, in exchange for the Kings’ second and third round picks, and Carolina’s fourth round pick (acquired in the Kevin Westgarth trade).
- The Kings drafted both the CHL Rookie of the Year (Zykov) and Goaltender of the Year (Bartosak).
- Other players Lombardi has “traded-up” to select: Alec Martinez, Colten Teubert, Andrew Campbell, Jean-Francois Berube, Derek Forbort, Tyler Toffoli, Maxim Kitsyn, Nick Shore.
- All 59 of Dean Lombardi’s trades as Kings GM can be found, updated, here.
- Updated, sortable Reserve List.
- Updated, sortable Kings Draft History.
- Updated Kings Depth Chart.