LA Kings 2012 Draft notes – day two (rounds 2-7)

After sitting our rounds two and three – the picks had previously been traded away in deals for Mike Richards and Dustin Penner – here are some official notes provided by the team. We’ll have additional articles and factoids to share early next week…

ROUND FOUR (121st overall), froward Nikolay Prokhorkin – He’ll turn 19 on Sept. 17, spent the last two seasons playing for CSKA Moscow of the KHL. He also played for CSKA Moscow in the Russian junior league the last two years. In 2011-12 for the KHL club he had two points (1-1=2) and four penalty minutes in 15 games. For the junior club he had 26 points (9-17=26) and 47 penalty minutes in 15 games. The 6-2, 191-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia was ranked ninth among all European skaters in the 2012 NHL Draft.

ROUND FIVE (151st overall), defenseman Colin Miller – He’ll turn 20 on Oct. 29, spent the last two seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. In 2011-12 he had 28 points (8-20=28), 79 penalty minutes and a plus-9 rating in 54 games. His 28 points ranked second among Sault Ste. Marie defensemen. The 6-1, 175-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario participated in the Kings Development Camp and Rookie Camp last year on a tryout.

note: to read what Miller’s GM told MayorsManor last summer about this player, click here

ROUND SIX (171st overall), forward Tomas Hyka – He turned 19 on March 23, played the 2011-12 season with the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL, recording 66 points (20-44=66) and a plus-14 rating in 50 games. He led Gatineau in goals, assists, points and plus-minus. The 5-11, 160-pound native of Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic played for his native country at the 2012 World Jr. Championships (two assists in five games).

ROUND SIX (181st overall), defenseman Paul Ladue – He’ll turn 20 on Sept. 6, played the 2011-12 season with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL, recording 34 points (9-25=34), 27 penalty minutes and a plus-36 rating in 56 games. The 6-1, 186-pound native of Bemidji, Minn. led all USHL defensemen in plus-minus (second overall), while ranking tied for sixth among league defensemen in points.

ROUND SEVEN (211th overall), defenseman Nick Ebert – He turned 18 on May 11, spent the last two seasons with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. In 2011-12 Ebert recorded 39 points (6-33=39) and 58 penalty minutes in 66 games. The 5-11, 205-pound native of Red Bank, N.J. led Windsor defensemen in assists and points.

The Kings had additional pick in the seventh round. However, true to form ‘Dealer Dean’ Lombardi had to make a trade for ol’ times sake. So, he sent the pick to Dallas in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

For a little bonus, check out this video of Hyka when he was in Flyers camp last year (invited as a non-drafted player)…

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