Los Angeles Kings: Recapping their 1967 first season

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The Los Angeles Kings 1967 expansion draft

The Kings had the first overall pick in the expansion draft, selecting Terry Sawchuk of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sawchuk was in the twilight of his career when the Kings tabbed him as their netminder. The Winnipeg native spent the majority of his career in Detroit winning three Stanley Cups while winning another one in Toronto.

With Detroit, Sawchuk had a career .904 save percentage and a 2.44 GAA and was selected to the All-Star Game seven times. In the era that had yet to see facemasks for goalies, Sawchuk reportedly had received over 400 stitches throughout his career. The National League Hockey waived the three-year waiting period, inducting Sawchuk in the league’s Hall of Fame in 1971.

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  • Round 2: Wayne Rutledge (G)
  • Round 3: Gord Labossiere (C)
  • Round 4: Bob Wall (D)
  • Round 5: Eddie Joyal (C)
  • Round 6: Real Lemieux (RW)
  • Round 7: Poul Popiel (D)
  • Round 8: Terry Gray (RW)
  • Round 9: Bryan Campbell (C)
  • Round 10: Ted Irvine (LW)
  • Round 11: Howie Hughes (RW)
  • Round 12: Bill Inglis (C)
  • Round 13: Doug Robinson (LW)
  • Round 14: Mike Corrigan (LW)
  • Round 15: Jacques Lemieux (D)
  • Round 16: Lowel MacDonald (RW)
  • Round 17: Ken Block (D)
  • Round 18: Bill Flett (RW)
  • Round 19: Brent Hughes (D)
  • Round 20: Marc Dufour (RW)