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How the NHL Draft has Shaped the 2017 LA Kings Roster

A look at how draft picks have played a huge role in the LA Kings development process

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The 2017 NHL Draft will be held in Chicago at the United Center this weekend. The first round will be held on Friday and the LA Kings are slotted to have the No. 11 overall pick.

Before we find out who will be drafted, let's take a look back at the Kings' past draft picks.

Including Adrian Kempe and Johnny Brodzinski, 18 out of 24 players were originally drafted by the Kings roster that ended the 2016-17 season.

Year
Player
Round
Overall Number
2014 Adrian Kempe 1 29
2013 Jonny Brodzinski 5 148
2012 Tanner Pearson 1 30
2012 Paul LaDue 6 181
2011 Andy Andreoff 3 80
2011 Nick Shore 3 82
2010 Derek Forbort 1 15
2010 Tyler Toffoli 2 47
2010 Kevin Gravel 5 148
2009 Kyle Clifford 2 35
2009 Jordan Nolan 7 186
2009 Nic Dowd 7 198
2008 Drew Doughty 1 2
2007 Alec Martinez 4 95
2006 Trevor Lewis 1 17
2005 Anze Kopitar 1 11
2005 Jonathan Quick 3 72
2003 Dustin Brown 1 13

The NHL Entry Draft has played a huge role in the Kings development process.

While we still have a day to wait before we know who will be the Kings' pick, there is a great likelihood that he will make an impact on the Kings' future seasons.

To stay up-to-date with all things Draft related, check out our Draft Central page.

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