The Kings traded their 19th pick and the pick they received from the Flyers (#59) when they took Denis Gauthiers salary off their hands to move up to #15.
With a chance to select local boy Emerson Etem, the Kings instead opted for MORE defense and selected US-Under 18 6’5” defenseman Derek Forbort (whom I’m told Colorado wanted which is why the Kings moved up). He’s been compared as a poor man’s Tyler Myers (whom the Kings had a chance to draft but opted for Colten Teubert instead).
He’ll be attending North Dakota this fall and patterns his game after Chris Pronger.
Does the Forbort selection spell the end of Teubert?