Kings GM Rob Blake looking for offense in the NHL draft – Orange County Register

Draft day has been about the dullest one of the year for the Kings in recent seasons. At least the opening day of the NHL’s annual stockpiling of 18-year-old prospects, anyway. After all, the Kings haven’t had a first-round pick the past two years, or three of the past four, or four of the past six.

This time it’s different.

Barring a trade, the Kings on Friday not only will have a first-round selection, but a high first-round selection, something they haven’t had since picking center Brayden Schenn fifth overall in 2009. The Kings will make the 11th selection Friday at the United Center in Chicago.

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