It was a week filled with excitement as the NHL Awards came to a close and the LA Kings Hockey Operations staff headed to Dallas for the 2018 NHL Entry Level Draft.
With a little help from Drew Doughty, we knew that the weekend would be a success.
Honestly, we were looking for some excited as we waited for our pick ...
... but we were reminded that patience is a virtue.
With their first round, 20th overall pick, the Kings selected Finnish center, Rasmus Kupari.
Video: Kings draft F Rasmus Kupari No. 20
Balloons are always necessary.
The best thing about the draft is this pose ...
Day two brought the Kings six new players: Akil Thomas, Bulat Shafigullin, Aidan Dudas, David Henrak, Johan Sodergran, and Jacob Ingam.
More importantly, it brought us more excitement.
No big deal, right?
It also included some of our absolute favorite draft moments and those awkward pictures.
Business attire and hockey gloves? Definitely a good look.
Plus, some pretty good "just drafted" quotes.
Apparently, the Draft beat Drew.