The LA Kings have acquired a fifth-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft from Chicago in exchange for the reserve rights for forward Dominik Kubalik, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
The Kings now have two fifth-round selections and eight selections overall in the upcoming draft, set for June 21-22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The draft selection acquired today from the Blackhawks originally belonged to the Arizona Coyotes.
Kubalik was selected by the Kings in the seventh-round (191st overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.
He is a 23-year-old from Plzen, Czech Republic, who currently plays for HC Ambri-Piotta (Swiss National League). Kubalik leads the team in scoring and has picked up 43 points (15-25=43) in 36 games so far this season.
Kubalik also represented the Czech Republic at the 2018 Olympics. He scored two goals (2-0=2) in five games as the Czech team reached the Bronze Medal game, where they fell to Canada, 6-4.
The Kings are on an extended break for the NHL All-Star Weekend and their league-required bye week. The Kings next game is against the New York Islanders on Feb. 2, the beginning of their season-long six-game road trip. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App, and on the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.