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Draft Class Adds Speed, Skill to LA Kings Future

The LA Kings added nine new players to the organization, including two first-round picks

by Robyn Dutton @LAKings /

The LA Kings had a pretty good draft weekend, to say the least. 

The organization picked up two first-round picks, two second-round picks, two third-round picks, and a pick from each of the fourth, sixth and seventh rounds.

Day One

During the first round of the NHL Draft, the LA Kings selected Alex Turcotte fifth overall and Tobias Bjornfot at 22nd overall.

Turcotte is a two-way center who can do it all, and has been compared to Patrice Bergeron and Jonathan Toews.

Bjornfot is a Swedish defenseman who played in Sweden's Under-20 League and was named the Best Defenseman in Sweden's Junior League.

Video: Inside the LA Kings' selection of Alex Turcotte

Day Two

During the second day of the NHL Draft, the LA Kings selected seven players, including: right wing Arthur Kaliyev, left wing Samuel Fagemo, goaltender Lukas Parik, defenseman Jordan Spence, defenseman Kim Nousiainen, defenseman Braden Doyle and left winger Andre Lee. 

The Kings traded a third-round draft pick (64th overall) and a fifth-round draft pick (126th overall) to the Montreal Canadiens for the 50th overall selection. With that, they selected Samuel Fagermo, who was considered to be a steal at that position.

Video: Inside the LA Kings second day of the 2019 NHL Draft

The Kings annual Development Camp will be hosted at Toyota Sports Center this week from Tuesday through Friday. Watch the top prospects face off during the SoCalGas In The Pipeline Scrimmage on Thursday night. 

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