The LA Kings made seven total selections in this weekend's NHL Draft hosted by the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
After selecting forward Rasmus Kupari in the first round (No. 20 overall) yesterday, the Kings continued the draft on Saturday by adding six more members to the teams' 2018 draft class.
"In the NHL, you certainly need to be fast, you need to be skilled, you need to be competitive and you need hockey sense," said LA Kings Director of Amateur Scouting Mark Yannetti. "We filled a lot of those needs today."
The Kings opened day two of the draft by selecting forward Akil Thomas from the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL in the second round (51st overall).
Thomas, a 5-11, 177-pound 18-year old (born on Jan. 2, 2000) from Scarborough, Ontario, totaled 81 points (22-59=81), a plus-6 rating and 36 penalty minutes in 68 regular season games this past season. Thomas ranked fifth in the OHL in assists and ranked second on the IceDogs in points. He also produced over a point per game during the postseason, recording 11 points (5-6=11) in 10 postseason games.