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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Kings select five in day two of the draft

By Arash Markazi

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings made five selections on the second and final day of the 2012 NHL draft in Pittsburgh.

The Kings selected forward Nikolay Prokhorkin in the fourth round (121st overall).  Prokhorkin, 18, spent the last two seasons playing for CSKA Moscow of the KHL and played for CSKA Moscow in the Russian junior league the last two years.

In the fifth round the Kings selected defenseman Colin Miller with the 151st overall pick. Miller, 19, spent the last two seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL.  Miller participated in the Kings Development Camp and Rookie Camp last year on a tryout.

With their two picks in the sixth round the Kings selected forward Tomas Hyka with the 171st overall pick and defenseman Paul Ladue with the 181st overall pick. Hyka, 19, 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.  Ladue, 19, 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 Kings final selection was defenseman Nick Ebert in the seventh round with the 211th overall pick.  Ebert, 18, spent the last two seasons with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL, recording 39 points (6-33=39) and 58 penalty minutes in 66 games last season.

The Kings traded their first seventh-round pick, the 183rd overall selection, to the Dallas Stars for Dallas’ seventh round selection in 2013.

The following is the list of the Kings round-by-round selections in this year’s draft:
1/30th Tanner Pearson LW 6-0 198 19 Barrie (OHL) 60 37 54 91 37
4/121st Nikolay Prokhorkin LW 6-2 191 18 CSKA (KHL) 15 1 1 2 4
            CSKA 2 (Rus Jr) 15 9 17 26 47
5/151st Colin Miller D 6-1 175 19 Sault St. Marie (OHL) 54 8 20 28 79
6/171st Tomas Hyka RW 5-11 160 19 Gatineau (QMJHL) 50 20 44 66 30
6/181st Paul Ladue D 6-1 186 19 Lincoln (USHL) 56 9 25 34 27
7/211th Nick Ebert D 5-11 205 18 Windsor (OHL) 66 6 33 39 58