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KINGS DRAFT HISTORY: BY THE NUMBERS

Monday, 06.08.2009 / 8:31 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
The Los Angeles Kings selected Drew Doughty, who is on stage with the Kings Co-Directors of Amateur Scouting Mark Yannetti and Michael Futa, with the second overall pick at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa.
With the NHL Entry Draft quickly approaching, LAKings.com took a look back at the Kings draft history.

The Kings have taken part in 42 NHL Entry Drafts, selecting 377 players of which 125 played at least one game for the Kings, appearing in 16,916 total games with Los Angeles. The Kings have had 43 of those players appear in at least 100 games, 32 in at least 200 games, 18 in at least 300 games, 12 in at least 400 games, eight in at least 500 games, seven in at least 600 games, four in at least 700 games, three in at least 800 games and two have played in more than 1,000: Luc Robitaille with 1,077, and Dave Taylor, the Kings all-time leader in games played, with, 1,111.

The Kings have selected 220 forwards, of which 99 were centers, 61 left wings and 60 right wings, 109 defenseman and 48 goaltenders. The Kings have selected two Hall of Famers, Billy Smith, and Larry Murphy, and at least two future Hall of Famers, Luc Robitaille, and Tom Glavine, albeit, Glavine will be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame when his career comes to an end. The number of current Hall of Famers the Kings selected jumps to three if you include Terry Sawchuk, whom the Kings selected with their first overall selection in the 1967 Expansion Draft.

The Kings have selected No. 1 overall once, selecting Rick Pagnutti in 1967, a draft which had just three players appear in the NHL: Serge Bernier, who was selected fifth overall by the Philadelphia Flyers and skated in 302 NHL games - including 101 with the Los Angeles Kings; J.-Bob Kelly, who was selected by Toronto 16th overall and went on to appear in 425 NHL games; and Al Karlander, taken 17th overall by Detroit and appeared in 212 games in the NHL. Pagnutti was the Kings first amateur draft pick in franchise history.

The Kings second-ever draft pick, Jim McInally, also did not play in the NHL. The Kings third-ever draft pick, Dal Hoganson, selected 16th overall in 1969, was the Kings first draftee to appear in an NHL game, playing in 129 games with the Kings.

The Kings have selected No. 2 overall three times - Drew Doughty (2008), Jimmy Carson (1986) and Doug Smith (1981). The Kings have made 33 first round picks, 10 since 2003, going without a first round pick from 1969-74. Los Angeles has made 17 top-10 picks and eight top-5 picks all-time. The latest the Kings made their first selection was No. 84 in 1977 and the Kings average first pick is 26th overall. The Kings have made 30 2nd round picks, 37 third round picks, 37 fourth round picks, 48 fifth round picks, 25 sixth round picks, 40 7th round picks, 28 8th round picks, 29 9th round picks. 17 10th round picks, 15 11th round picks, 13 12th round picks, two 13th round picks (Craig Brickley and Chuck Carpenter), 2 14th round picks (Brad Kuglin and Bob Fish) and two 15th round picks (Taylor and Robert Shaw).

In 1975, the Kings selected 15 players -14 of which NEVER appeared in a game with the Kings - while taking Taylor in Round 15, who went on to appear in 1,111! The Kings drafted 11th three years in a row from 2004-06 and the Kings have never drafted fifth overall, which the Kings will do this year.

Below is a complete breakdown of the Kings draft history, which includes:

  • Year of Draft
  • General Manager that made the selection
  • Position played by the draft pick
  • Round in which he was selected
  • Overall selection number in the draft
  • Games played with the Los Angeles Kings.
Larry Regan - General Manager from the May 17, 1967 season to Dec. 17, 1973.
1967
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Rick Pagnutti D 1st 0
1968
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Jim McInally D 7th 0
1969
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Dale Hoganson D 16th 129
3 Gregg Boddy D 27th 0
4 Bruce Landon G 39th 0
5 Butch Goring C 51st 736
1970
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Al McDonough RW 24th 37
3 Terry Holbrook RW 38th 0
5 Billy Smith G 59th 5
6 Gerry Bradbury C 73rd 0
7 Brian Carlin LW 86th 5
7 Brian Chinnick C 98th 0
1971
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
3 Vic Venasky C 34th 430
4 Neil Komadoski D 48th 378
5 Gary Crosby C 62nd 0
6 Camille LaPierre C 76th 0
7 Peter Harasym LW 89th 0
7 Norm Dube LW 90th 0
8 Lorne Stamler LW 103rd 9
1972
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Don Kozak RW 20th 409
3 Dave Hutchison D 36th 232
4 John Dobie D 52nd 0
5 Bernie Germaine G 68th 0
6 Mike Usitalo LW 84th 0
7 Glen Toner LW 100th 0
1973
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
3 Russ Walker RW 38th 17
4 Jim McCrimmon D 54th 0
5 Dennis Abgrall RW 70th 13
6 Blair MacDonald RW 86th 0
7 Roly Kimble G 102nd 0
Jake Milford - General Manager from Dec. 17, 1973 to May 26, 1977
1974
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
3 Gary Sargent D 48th 215
4 Brad Winton C 66th 0
5 John Paul Evans C 84th 0
6 Marty Mathews LW 102nd 0
7 Harvey Stewart G 120th 0
8 John Held D 137th 0
9 Mario Lessard G 154th 240
10 Derrick Emerson RW 169th 0
11 Jacques Locas C 184th 0
12 Lindsay Thomson C 197th 0
13 Craig Brickley C 207th 0
14 Brad Kuglin LW 217th 0
1975
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Tim Young C 16th 0
2 Terry Bucyk RW 33rd 0
4 Andre Leduc D 69th 0
5 Dave Miglia D 87th 0
6 Bob Russell C 105th 0
7 Dave Faulkner C 123rd 0
8 Bill Reber RW 141st 0
9 Sean Sullivan D 157th 0
10 Brian Petrovek G 172nd 0
11 Tom Goddard RW 186th 0
12 Mario Viens G 197th 0
13 Chuck Carpenter C 203rd 0
14 Bob Fish LW 207th 0
15 Dave Taylor RW 210th 1,111
15 Robert Shaw D 213th 0
1976
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Steve Clippingdale LW 21st 16
3 Don Moores C 49th 0
4 Bob Mears G 67th 0
5 Rob Palmer D 85th 222
6 Larry McRae G 103rd 0
George Maguire - General Manager from May 28, 1977 season to Jan. 30, 1984.
1977
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
5 Julian Baretta G 84th 0
5 Warren Holmes C 85th 45
6 Randy Rudnyk RW 103rd 0
7 Bob Suter D 120th 0
1978
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
5 Paul Mancini LW 77th 0
6 Doug Keans G 94th 56
7 Don Waddell D 111th 1
8 Rob Mierkalns C 128th 0
9 Rick Scully RW 145th 0
10 Brad Thiessen C 162nd 0
11 Jim Armstrong LW 177th 0
12 Claude LaRochelle C 193rd 0
1979
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Jay Wells D 16th 604
2 Dean Hopkins RW 29th 217
2 Mark Hardy D 30th 616
3 John Paul Kelly LW 50th 400
4 John Gibson D 71st 10
5 Jim Brown D 92nd 3
6 Jay MacFarlane D 113th 0
1980
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Larry Murphy D 4th 242
1 Jim Fox RW 10th 578
2 Greg Terrion LW 33rd 134
2 Dave Morrison RW 34th 31
3 Steve Bozek LW 52nd 124
4 Bernie Nicholls C 73rd 602
5 Alan Graves LW 94th 0
6 Darren Eliot G 115th 84
7 Mike O'Connor D 136th 0
8 Billy O'Dwyer C 157th 18
9 Daryl Evans LW 178th 105
10 Kim Collins LW 199th 0
1981
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Doug Smith C 2nd 304
2 Dean Kennedy D 39th 345
4 Marty Dallman C 81st 0
6 Brad Thompson D 123rd 0
6 Craig Hurley D 134th 0
7 Peter Sawkins D 144th 0
8 Dan Brennan LW 165th 8
9 Al Tuer D 186th 45
10 Jeff Baikie LW 207th 0
1982
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Mike Heidt D 27th 6
3 Steve Seguin W 48th 5
4 Dave Gans C 64th 6
4 Dave Ross G 82nd 0
5 Darcy Roy LW 90th 0
5 Ulf Isaksson LW 95th 50
7 Victor Nechayev C 132nd 3
8 Peter Helander D 153rd 7
9 Dave Chartier D 174th 0
10 John Franzosa G 195th 0
11 Ray Shero LW 216th 0
12 Mats Ulander RW 237th 0
1983
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
3 Bruce Shoebottom D 47th 0
4 Guy Benoit C 68th 0
5 Bob LaForest RW 89th 5
5 Garry Galley D 103rd 361
6 Dave Lundmark D 110th 0
6 Kevin Stevens C 112th 89
7 Tim Burgess D 131st 0
8 Ken Hammond D 152nd 62
9 Bruce Fishback C 173rd 0
10 Thomas Ahlen D 194th 0
11 Miroslav Blaha RW 215th 0
12 Chad Johnson C 36th 0
Rogie Vachon - General Manager from Jan. 30, 1984 through June 25, 1992.
1984
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Craig Redmond D 6th 170
2 Brian Wilks C 24th 48
3 John English D 48th 3
4 Thomas Glavine C 69th 0
5 David Grannis RW 87th 0
6 Greg Strome G 108th 0
7 Timothy Hanley C 129th 0
8 Shannon Deegan C 150th 0
9 Luc Robitaille LW 171st 1,077
10 Jeff Crossman C 191st 0
11 Paul Kenny G 212th 0
12 Brian Martin C 232nd 0
1985
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Craig Duncanson LW 9th 28
1 Dan Gratton C 10th 7
2 Par Edlund RW 30th 0
4 Perry Florio D 72nd 0
5 Petr Prajsler D 93rd 43
7 Tim Flannigan RW 135th 0
8 John Hyduke G 156th 0
9 Steve Horner RW 177th 0
11 Trent Ciprick RW 219th 0
12 Marion Horwath LW 240th 0
1986
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Jimmy Carson C 2nd 219
3 Denis Larocque D 44th 8
4 Sylvain Couturier LW 65th 33
5 Dave Guden LW 86th 0
6 Robb Stauber G 107th 56
7 Sean Krakiwsky RW 128th 0
8 Rene Chapdelaine D 149th 32
9 Trevor Pochipinski D 170th 0
10 Paul Kelly D 191st 0
11 Russ Mann D 212th 0
12 Brian Hayton LW 233rd 0
1987
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Wayne McBean D 4th 60
2 Mark Fitzpatrick G 27th 17
3 Ross Wilson RW 43rd 0
5 Mike Vukonich C 90th 0
6 Greg Batters RW 111th 0
7 Kyosti Karjalainen LW 132nd 28
9 Jeff Gawlicki LW 174th 0
10 John Preston C 195th 0
11 Rostislav Vlach RW 216th 0
12 Mikael Lindholm C 237th 18
1988
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Martin Gelinas LW 7th 0
2 Paul Holden D 28th 0
3 John Van Kessel RW 49th 0
4 Rob Blake D 70th 805
5 Jeff Robison D 91st 0
6 Micah Aivazoff C 109th 0
6 Robert Larsson D 112th 0
7 Jeff Kruesel G 133rd 0
8 Timo Peltomaa RW 154th 0
9 Jim Larkin LW 175th 0
10 Brad Hyatt D 196th 0
11 Doug Laprade RW 217th 0
12 Joe Flanagan C 238th 0
1989
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Brent Thompson D 39th 81
4 Jim Maher D 81st 0
5 Eric Ricard D 102nd 0
5 Thomas Newman G 103rd 0
6 Daniel Rydmark C 123rd 0
7 Ted Kramer RW 144th 0
8 Sean Whyte RW 165th 21
9 Jim Giacin LW 182nd 0
9 Martin Maskarinec D 186th 0
10 Jim Hiller RW 207th 40
11 Steve Jaques D 228th 0
12 Kevin Sneddon D 249th 0
1990
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Darryl Sydor D 7th 288
2 Brandy Semchuk RW 28th 1
3 Bob Berg LW 49th 0
5 Dave Goverde G 91st 5
6 Erik Andersson C 112th 0
7 Robert Lang C 133rd 147
8 Dean Hulett RW 154th 0
9 Denis LeBlanc C 175th 0
10 Patrik Ross RW 196th 0
11 Kevin White C 217th 0
12 Troy Mohns D 238th 0
1991
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Guy Leveque C 42nd 17
4 Keith Redmond LW 79th 12
4 Alexei Zhitnik D 81st 170
5 Pauli Jaks G 108th 1
6 Brett Seguin C 130th 0
7 Kelly Fairchild C 152nd 0
9 Craig Brown G 196th 0
10 Mattias Olsson D 218th 0
11 Andre Bouliane G 240th 0
12 Michael Gaul D 262nd 0
1992
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Justin Hocking D 39th 1
3 Sandy Allan G 63rd 0
4 Kevin Brown RW 87th 30
5 Jeff Shevalier LW 111th 27
6 Raymond "Rem" Murray C/LW 135th 0
9 Magnus Wernblom LW 207th 0
10 Ryan Pisiak RW 231st 0
11 Jukka Tiilikainen LW 255th 0
Nick Beverley - General Manager from June 25, 1992 through May 18, 1994.
1993
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Shayne Toprowski RW 42nd 0
3 Jeff Mitchell RW 68th 0
4 Bob Wren C 94th 0
5 Frederick Beaubien G 105th 0
5 Jason Saal G 117th 0
6 Jere Karalahti D 146th 134
7 Justin Martin RW 172nd 0
8 Travis Dillabough C 198th 0
9 Martin Strbak D 224th 5
10 Kimmo Timonen D 250th 0
11 Patrick Howald LW 276th 0
Sam McMaster - General Manager from May 24, 1994 through April 22, 1997.
1994
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Jamie Storr G 7th 205
2 Matt Johnson LW 33rd 182
3 Vitali Yachmenev RW 59th 149
5 Chris Schmidt C 111th 10
7 Luc Gagne RW 163rd 0
8 Andrew Dale C 189th 0
9 Jan Nemecek D 215th 7
10 Sergei Shalomai LW 241st 0
1995
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Aki Berg D 3rd 281
2 Donald MacLean C 33rd 22
2 Pavel Rosa RW 50th 36
3 Vladimir Tsyplakov LW 59th 261
5 Jason Morgan C 118th 14
6 Igor Melyakov LW 137th 0
7 Benoit Larose D 157th 0
7 Juha Vuorivirta C 163rd 0
9 Brian Stewart D 215th 0
1996
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Josh Green LW 30th 27
2 Marian Cisar RW 37th 0
3 Greg Phillips C/RW 57th 0
4 Mikael Simons C/RW 84th 0
4 Eric Belanger C 96th 323
5 Jesse Black D 120th 0
5 Peter Hogan D 123rd 0
8 Stephen Valiquette G 190th 0
8 Kai Nurminen LW 193rd 67
9 Sebastien Simard LW 219th 0
Dave Taylor - General Manager from April 22, 1997 through April 18, 2006.
1997
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Olli Jokinen C 3rd 74
1 Matt Zultek C 15th 0
2 Scott Barney C 29th 24
4 Joe Corvo D 83rd 203
4 Sean Blanchard D 99th 0
6 Richard Seeley D 137th 0
6 Jeff Katcher D 150th 0
8 Jay Kopischke LW 193rd 0
9 Konrad Brand D 220th 0
1998
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Mathieu Biron D 21st 0
2 Justin Papineau C 46th 0
3 Alexey Volkov G 76th 0
4 Kip Brennan LW 103rd 41
5 Joe Rullier D 133rd 0
6 Tomas Zizka D 163rd 25
7 Tommi Hannus C 190th 0
8 Jim Henkel C 217th 0
9 Matthew Yeats G 248th 0
1999
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
2 Andrei Shefer LW 43rd 0
3 Jason Crain D 74th 0
3 Frantisek Kaberle D 76th 37
3 Cory Campbell G 92nd 0
4 Brian McGrattan RW 104th 0
4 Daniel Johansson C 125th 0
5 Jean-Francois Nogues G 133rd 0
7 Kevin Baker RW 193rd 0
8 George Parros RW 222nd 55
9 Noah Clarke LW 250th 20
2000
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Alexander Frolov LW 20th 455
2 Andreas Lilja D 54th 45
3 Yanick Lehoux C 86th 0
4 Lubomir Visnovsky D 118th 499
5 Nathan Marsters G 165th 0
7 Evgeny Fedorov C 201st 0
7 Tim Eriksson C 206th 0
7 Craig Olynick D 218th 0
8 Dan Welch RW 245th 0
8 Flavien Conne C 250th 0
9 Carl Grahn G 282nd 0
2001
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Jens Karlsson RW 18th 0
1 David Steckel C 30th 0
2 Michael Cammalleri C 49th 283
2 Jaroslav Bednar C 51st 37
3 Henrik Juntunen RW 83rd 0
4 Richard Petiot D 116th 2
5 Terry Denike G 152nd 0
5 Tuukka Mantyla D 153rd 0
7 Cristobal Huet G 214th 53
8 Mike Gabinet D 237th 0
9 Sebastien Laplante G 277th 0
2002
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Denis Grebeshkov D 18th 12
2 Sergei Anshakov LW 50th 0
3 Petr Kanko RW 66th 10
4 Aaron Rome D 104th 0
4 Mark Rooneem LW 115th 0
5 Greg Hogeboom RW 152nd 0
5 Joel Andresen D 157th 0
6 Ryan Murphy RW 185th 0
7 Mikhail Lyubushin D 215th 0
8 Tuukka Pulliainen C/W 248th 0
9 Connor James C/W 279th 2
2003
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Dustin Brown RW 13th 349
1 Brian Boyle C 26th 36
1 Jeff Tambellini LW 27th 4
2 Konstantin Pushkarev C 44th 17
3 Ryan Munce G 82nd 0
5 Brady Murray C 152nd 4
6 Esa Pirnes C 174th 57
8 Matt Zaba G 231st 0
8 Mike Sullivan C 244th 0
9 Martin Guerin C 274th 0
2004
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Lauri Tukonen RW 11th 5
3 Paul Baier D 95th 0
4 Ned Lukacevic LW 110th 0
5 Eric Neilson LW 143rd 0
6 Scott Parse C 174th 0
7 Mike Curry RW 205th 0
7 Daniel Taylor G 221st 1
8 Yutaka Fukufuji G 238th 4
9 Valtteri Tenkanen C 264th 0
2005
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Anze Kopitar C 11th 236
2 Dany Roussin LW 50th 0
2 T.J. Fast D 60th 0
3 Jonathan Quick G 72nd 47
5 Patrik Hersley D 139th 0
6 Ryan McGinnis D 184th 0
7 Josh Meyers D 206th 0
7 John Seymour C 226th 0
Dean Lombardi - General Manager from April 21, 2006 - present.
2006
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Jonathan Bernier G 11th 4
1 Trevor Lewis C 17th 6
2 Joe Ryan D 48th 0
3 Jeff Zatkoff G 74th 0
3 Bud Holloway C/RW 86th 0
4 Niclas Andersen D 114th 0
5 David Meckler C 134th 0
5 Martin Nolet D 144th 0
6 Constantin Braun LW 164th 0
2007
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Thomas Hickey D 4th 0
2 Oscar Moller C 52nd 40
2 Wayne Simmonds RW 61st 82
3 Bryan Cameron C/RW 82nd 0
4 Alec Martinez D 95th 0
4 Dwight King C/LW 109th 0
5 Linden Rowat G 124th 0
5 Joshua Turnbull C 137th 0
7 Josh Kidd D 184th 0
7 Matt Fillier C/LW 188th 0
2008
Round Player Position Overall GP w/ Kings
1 Drew Doughty D 2nd 81
1 Colten Teubert D 13th 0
2 Viatcheslav Voynov D 32nd 0
3 Robert Czarnik C 63rd 0
3 Andrew Campbell D 74th 0
3 Geordie Wudrick LW 88th 0
5 Andrei Loktionov C 123rd 0
6 Justin Azevedo C 153rd 0
7 Garrett Roe LW 183rd 0