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LA Kings Host Fans at Epic Downtown Draft Party

Over 700 LA Kings Season Ticket Members, fans, players, and personalities celebrated the NHL Draft at Grand Central Market

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

On Friday, the LA Kings hosted a Draft Party at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles to kick off day one of the NHL Draft. 

Tweet from @HookemMike69: About to see what the future holds for my @LAKings at the #2019NHLDraft party @GrandCentralMkt in beautiful @citylosangeles . #GoKingsGo #nhl #LAKings pic.twitter.com/FbvexPuU5Z

The festivities kicked off upstairs, where fans were able to enjoy diverse food offerings at Grand Central Market.

Vendors such as Golden Road Brewing and Belcampo Meat Co. gave fans ample opportunity to stress eat and share a toast with friends when they offered food and beverage deals for anyone in Kings gear.

Photo opportunities, televised coverage, and music from iHeartRadio's ALT 98.7 rounded out the atmosphere.

Tweet from @CarrlynBathe: No one throws a better party than the @LAKings. I had so much fun I lost my hot dog.Draft party recap coming your way soon to @FoxSportsWest 🥳Spoiler: didn���t find the hot dog. pic.twitter.com/IdjkJvYwT7

Downstairs, over 700 Season Ticket Members and VIP guests maximized their Kings experience at a private event full of giveaways, meet-and-greets, and interactive activities.

The Kings Care Foundation showcased their World Famous Spice Boys collection, and the Game-Used team had a full spread of memorialia up for grabs, including items from former Kings draft picks.

Future 2025 LA Kings Draft Prospect poses with the giant bobbles:

Plus, Alex Faust talked all things Draft and hockey with fans. 

Tweet from @MattBarrero: Thank you to @alex_faust for letting me grab the quick selfie at tonight���s @LAKings Draft Party! #IsItOctoberYet #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/SszPb7kpBR

The Kings' very own Hall of Fame announcer Bob Miller came by to make everyone's night! 🙌

 
Tweet from @TheCog31: No big deal, just me and Hall of Famer Bob Miller. Oh and I���m wearing his Stanley Cup championship ring #lakings #draftparty #gokingsgo https://t.co/UfIWdTHIaX pic.twitter.com/YBppUOwiXM

Even Bailey could not resist the allure of a fifth overall draft pick.

...Or maybe he just wanted the Popcornopolis provided for attendees 🤷

 
Tweet from @BaileyLAKings: No draft party is complete with out @Popcornopolis pic.twitter.com/cvprpUYJWI

Throughout the evening, Carrlyn Bathe led in-depth discussions about the Draft and the future of the organization with some of the Kings' favorite dynamic duos.

Jim Fox with Nick Nickson, and Alex Faust sitting alongside Bob Miller regaled fans with stories of the team and insights into the draft process.

 

Anyone want to challenge Francisco X. Rivera to a "GOOOOOAL" off?

Tweet from @FX_Rivera: Can���t thank our @LAKings family enough for their support. Last night���s Draft Party was great. Props to @Brklynz20 and her team.And when @CarrlynBathe asked me for a GOL call, I had to deliver 🎙 #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/VfAJVj3IvJ

Time for the moment of truth...

Kings choose Alex Turcotte as the fifth overall pick! And the crowd goes wild!

Tweet from @KingsPapa1015: How the announcement went here at the #LAKings Draft Party...Alex Turcotte taken first

High (foam) fives all around for the fifth pick!

Fresh from the announcement, Alex Turcotte sat down for a live, satellite interview with the Draft Party, giving STMs and fans the first opportunity to meet our newest prospect.

Past Kings draft pick and current Kings President, Luc Robataille, also dropped in from Vancouver to discuss Turcotte and the Kings draft strategy.

The night finished off with current Kings players and prospects Kyle Clifford, Jack Campbell, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, and Daniel Brickley meeting with fans and speaking about their draft experience and time playing for the Kings.

Tweet from @FoxSportsWest: The @LAKings throw down like no one else 🥳Friday's Draft Party at Grand Central Market was the perfect way to welcome @Turcotte__71 & @Tobiasbjornfot to LA @CarrlynBathe | #XTRAPOINT pic.twitter.com/uURXzV8kg5

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