Three LA Kings’ draft picks you forgot played in the WHL

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LA Kings Draft Jordan Weal
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LA Kings 2010 Draft – Jordan Weal

Jordan Weal was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NHL Draft. In his draft year, the Saskatoon native scored 35 goals with 67 assists in 72 games for Regina. He was an alternate captain for the Canada U18 team in the World Juniors, scoring 3 goals with 6 assists in 6 games.

About nine months after being drafted, Weal was inked to a three-year entry-level contract, winning the Calder Cup with the Manchester Monarchs in their last year of existence in 2015. At that point, Weal had failed to make his NHL debut, and with the Kings having two Stanley Cups in hand, he was traded to the Flyers for Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn.

Two organizations later, the 28-year-old finished out the COVID-shortened season with the Canadiens, scoring 10 points in 16 games. And in April, Montreal signed him to a two-year contract extension.