Found June 30, 2013 on The Hockey House:
The Kings entered the 2013 NHL Entry Draft today without a first-round pick, as the 27th-overall selection that would have belonged to them was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets as part of the Jeff Carter trade last year. They had their second rounder (57th overall), third rounder (88th), the Carolina Hurricanes’ fourth rounder (96th), the Philadelphia Flyers’ fourth rounder [...]

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