The LA Kings selected seven players in Day Two of the NHL Draft, including right wing Arthur Kaliyev and left wing Samuel Fagemo in the second round.
Kaliyev, who turns 18 this week, was selected 33rd overall. He is a 6-2, 194-pounder who played with Hamilton of the Ontario Hockey League this past season. In 67 regular season games he scored 51 goals and recorded 51 assists. He was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
"He is a high-end goal scorer and point-producer. His ability to one-time pucks and get to scoring areas at the correct times are among his strengths," said Kings Amateur Scout (Ontario/CIS) Chris Byrne. "He has growth to his body and game."
Fagemo was also selected by the Kings in the second round - 50th overall - after the team traded a third-round draft choice (64th overall) and a fifth-round draft choice (126th overall) to the Montreal Canadiens for the No. 50 selection.
Fagemo, 19, is a 6-0, 190-pounder who played with champion Frolunda in Sweden last year. In 42 regular season games he had 25 points (14-11=25) and he also represented Sweden at the World Junior Under-20 Championship.
"Samuel is a high-energy player who scores goals. He is fearless when it comes to attacking the net," said Kings Head European Scout Christian Ruuttu. "We liked him a lot last year too and he has improved his game since, winning SHL and CHL Championships this season with Moverare and Frolunda."
In the third round, the Kings selected goalie Lukas Parik with the 87th overall pick. Parik, 18, is a 6-4, 180-pounder who played for Liberec Jr. in the Czech Republic this past season. He also played on three additional squads and totaled 64 total games played which includes four postseason contests.
In the fourth round the Kings had two selections, and the club chose defenseman Jordan Spence (95th overall) and defenseman Kim Nousiainen (119th overall).
Spence, 18, is a 5-10, 177-pounder who played with Moncton (QMJHL) this past season. In 68 regular season games he registered 49 points (6-43=49) and he also played in four playoff games. He was born in Sydney, Australia.
Nousiainen, 18, is a 5-9, 177-pounder who played with Kalpa Jr. last season in Finland. He totaled 58 regular season games played with a number of clubs plus seven playoff games in which he registered seven assists.
The Kings made their final two selections in the sixth and seventh rounds, respectively.
With the 157th overall selection, the Kings chose defenseman Braden Doyle (5-11, 162 pounds) out of Lawrence Academy. In the USHL the 17-year-old has seen action with the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
With the 188th overall selection, the Kings chose left winger Andre Lee (6-4, 206 pounds) out of Sioux Falls (USHL). The 18-year old Swede participated in 61 regular season games and 12 playoff games this past season and registered 46 total points.
Last night the Kings selected forward Alex Turcotte 5th overall and defenseman Tobias Bjornfot 22nd overall.
Video: Inside the LA Kings' selection of Alex Turcotte
The Kings will host the team's annual Development Camp at Toyota Sports Center next week. On-ice workouts are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 25, and conclude on Friday, June 28.
Tickets to the SoCalGas In The Pipeline Scrimmage on Thursday night are free. Season Ticket Members have exclusive access to RSVP to secure their tickets in advance. Remaining seats will be available on a first come first serve basis.