PHILADELPHIA - After selecting four prospects through the first three rounds of the 2014 NHL Draft, the Los Angeles Kings picked six more which included a pair of 6th-round choices and two 7th-rounders, which happened to be the final two picks of the draft.
With their 4th-round selection (120th overall), the Kings selected defenseman Steven Johnson from Omaha of the USHL.
Having just turned 20 this past Friday, Johnson was among the senior statesmen of this weekend's draft. The native of Excelsior, Minnesota, stands at 6 feet and 185 pounds.
Next up was the 5th round (150th overall) where the Kings chose 18-year-old goaltender Alec Dillon out of Victoria of the BCHL.
He may be small at a mere 168 pounds but his 6' 5 frame gives the Nanaimo, BC, native plenty of reach in goal. In 33 games this past season, Dillon recorded a 2.76 goals-against average to go along with a .910 save percentage.
Los Angeles then traded up to get the 157th pick (6th round) where they chose center Jake Marchment. The nephew of former NHLer Bryan Marchment, Jake has plenty of his size at 6' 3, 201 pounds but has plenty of room to grow.
This past season, Marchment scored 10 goals and 22 assists in 57 games for the OHL's Belleville Bulls - his first season with the club.
Next (6th round, 180th overall), the Kings selected 6' 1, 190 pound left-winner Matthew Mistele from Plymouth of the OHL.
Then, with the final two picks of the draft (209, 210) Los Angeles selected left-winger Spencer Watson from Kingston of the OHL. Unlike many of Los Angeles's draft picks over the last few years, Watson is small, standing at 5' 9, 170 pounds.
Finally, the Kings took defenseman Jacob Middleton with the final pick. Middleton played for the OHL's Ottawa 67's last season where he scored two goals and 21 assists in 65 games.