Yesterday the Kings decided to not only bring in a fresh face, but to also keep a few smiling faces around. Jarret Stoll and Colin Fraser were both signed to multi-year contracts by the Kings. I am one happy camper, because without that unbelievable game winning goal by Stoll against Vancouver we might never have held that shiny cup!
The newest member of the Stanley Cup Champion Kings is Tanner Pearson from the Barrie Colts (OHL). Pearson was the final selection of the First Round, which means that the Columbus Blue Jackets will be taking the Kings 1st Round pick in the 2013 Draft.
This is the 3rd year Pearson has been eligible for the Draft, clearly this has been a long time coming for him! Unfortunately with the re-signing of Fraser and Stoll, there is not a lot of room for another Center in the line-up. Pearson is listed as a LW, but has said that he is a true center that has spent a considerable amount of time as a RW. Nonetheless this talented individual will get his opportunity soon!
Draft Day Round 2 the Kings selected:
LW Nikolay Prokhorkin (18) in the 4th Round (121st overall), from CSKA Moscow of the KHL.
D Colin Miller (19) in the 5th Round (151st overall), from Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL.
RW Tomas Hyka (19) in the 6th Round (171st overall), from Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL.
D Paul Ladue (19) in the 6th Round (181st overall), from the Lincoln Stars of the USHL. *A Bemidji, MN Native!*
D Nick Ebert (18) in the 7th Round (211th overall), from the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL.
The Kings traded the 183rd selection (seventh round) to the Stars for Dallas’ seventh-round selection in 2013.