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LA Kings to Select Fifth Overall at the 2019 NHL Draft

This marks the second time in franchise history the Kings have selected fifth overall

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks own the first, second and third overall drafting positions, respectively, for the First Round of the 2019 NHL Draft as a result of the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery Drawing tonight in Toronto.

The LA Kings will select fifth overall in the First Round.

This marks the second time in franchise history the Kings have selected fifth overall (also 2009-Brayden Schenn) and 11th time the Kings have selected in the top 5, having selected first overall once (1967), second overall three times (1981, 1986 and 2008), third overall twice (1995 and 1997) and fourth overall three times (1980, 1987 and 2007).

Participants in the Draft Lottery were all the clubs that did not qualify for this season's Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The order of selection for the first 15 drafting positions in the First Round, only, of the 2019 NHL Draft is as follows:

  1. New Jersey Devils
  2. New York Rangers
  3. Chicago Blackhawks
  4. Colorado Avalanche
  5. LA Kings
  6. Detroit Red Wings
  7. Buffalo Sabres
  8. Edmonton Oilers
  9. Anaheim Ducks
  10. Vancouver Canucks
  11. Philadelphia Flyers 
  12. Minnesota Wild 
  13. Florida Panthers
  14. Arizona Coyotes
  15. Montreal Canadiens

The remaining positions are determined by the results of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Three draws were held: the first drawing determined the club selecting first overall, the second drawing determined the club selecting second overall and the third drawing determined the club selecting third overall. Once a club was assigned a pick, it was ineligible for further participation in subsequent drawings.

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