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Posted: Monday May 28, 2012 1:21PM ; Updated: Thursday May 31, 2012 5:18PM

How the 2011-12 Kings and Devils were built

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LOS ANGELES KINGS
Current captain Dustin Brown, seen here as a rookie in 2003, is the longest-serving King on the current roster.
Current captain Dustin Brown, seen here as a rookie in 2003, is the longest-serving King on the current roster.
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GM: Dean Lombardi -- Hired 4/21/06; Former scout with Flyers (2003-06), GM of Sharks (1996-2003)

Coach: Darryl Sutter -- Hired 12/20/11, replacing Terry Murray (fired); Previous NHL job: Calgary Flames GM (resigned 12/28/10). Former coach of Flames (2003-06), Sharks ('97-02) and Blackhawks ('92-95).

Draft (13)

Dustin Brown, RW: 1st Rd. (No. 13), 2003

Scott Parse, LW: 6th Rd. (No. 174), 2004 (injured)

Anze Kopitar, C: 1st Rd. (No. 11), 2005

Jonathan Quick, G: 3rd Rd. (No. 72), 2005

Jonathan Bernier, G: 1st Rd. (No. 11), 2006

Trevor Lewis, C: 1st Rd. (No. 17), 2006

Alec Martinez, D: 4th Rd. (No. 95), 2007

Dwight King, LW: 4th Rd. (No. 109), 2007

Drew Doughty, D: 1st Rd. (No. 2), 2008

Slava Voynov, D: 2nd Rd. (No. 32), 2008

Andrei Loktionov, C: 5th Rd. (No. 123), 2008

Kyle Clifford, LW: 2nd Rd. (No. 35), 2009

Jordan Nolan, C: 7th Rd. (No. 186), 2009

Trade (8)

Brad Richardson, C: Colorado for 2008 2nd Rd. pick; 6/21/08

Jarret Stoll, C: Edmonton with D Matt Greene for D Lubomir Visnovsky; 6/29/08

Matt Greene, D: Edmonton with C Jarret Stoll for D Lubomir Visnovsky; 6/29/08

Justin Williams, RW: Carolina for C Patrick O'Sullivan and 2009 2nd Rd. pick; 3/4/09

Dustin Penner, LW: Edmonton for D Colten Teurber, 2011 1st Rd. pick, conditional 2012 3rd Rd. pick; 2/28/11

Mike Richards, C: Philadelphia with rights to C Rob Bordson for RW Wayne Simmonds, C Brayden Schenn, and 2012 2nd Rd. pick; 6/23/11

Former Flyers forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards were reunited in LA last February.
Former Flyers forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards were reunited in LA last February.
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Colin Fraser, C: Edmonton with 2012 7th Rd. pick for LW Ryan Smyth; 6/26/11

Jeff Carter, C: Columbus for D Jack Johnson and 2012 1st Rd. pick; 2/23/12

Free Agency (5)

Kevin Westgarth, RW: 3/16/07 (Princeton, ECAC)

Davis Drewiske, D: 4/1/08 (Wisconsion, WCHA)

Rob Scuderi, D: 7/2/09 (Penguins)

Willie Mitchell, D: 8/25/10 (Canucks)

Simon Gagne, LW: 7/2/11 (Tampa Bay) (injured)

NEW JERSEY DEVILS
An era began 22 years ago in Vancouver when the Devils drafted goaltender Martin Brodeur in the first round.
An era began 22 years ago in Vancouver when the Devils drafted goaltender Martin Brodeur in the first round.
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GM: Lou Lamoriello -- Hired 4/30/87; Former athletic director (1982-87) and hockey coach (1968-83) at Providence College; Commissioner of Hockey East (1983-87)

Coach: Peter DeBoer -- Hired 7/19/11, replacing Jacques Lemaire (retired); Previous NHL job: Coach of Florida Panthers (6/08 to 4/11)

Draft (9)

Martin Brodeur, G: 1st Rd. (No. 20), 1990

Patrik Elias, C: 2nd Rd. (No. 51), 1994

Petr Sykora, RW: 1st Rd. (No. 18), 1995

Zach Parise, LW: 1st Rd. (No. 17), 2003

Travis Zajac, C: 1st Rd. (No. 20), 2004

Mark Fayne, D: 5th Rd. (No. 155), 2005

Adam Henrique, C: 3rd Rd (No. 82), 2008

Jacob Josefson, C: 1st Rd. (No. 20), 2009

Adam Larsson, D: 1st Rd. (No. 4), 2011

Trade (4)

Bryce Salvador, D: St. Louis for RW Cam Janssen; 2/26/08

Ilya Kovalchuk, LW: Atlanta for F Niclas Bergfors, D Johnny Oduya, F Patrice Cormier and 2010 1st Rd. pick; 2/4/10

The Devils are likely feeling better about the 15-year, $100 million contract they gave sniper Ilya Kovalchuk in 2010.
The Devils are likely feeling better about the 15-year, $100 million contract they gave sniper Ilya Kovalchuk in 2010.
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Alexei Ponikarovsky, LW: Carolina for D Joe Sova and 2012 4th Rd. pick; 1/20/12

Marek Zidlicky, D: Wild for D Kurtis Foster, F Nick Palmieri, F Stephane Veilleux, 2012 2nd Rd. and conditional 2013 3rd Rd. picks

Free Agency (10)

Andy Greene, D: 4/4/06 (Miami, CCHA)

Dainius Zubrus, RW: 7/3/07 (Sabres)

Anton Volchenkov, D: 7/1/10 (Senators)

Henrik Tallinder, D: 7/1/10 (Sabres)

Johan Hedberg, G: 7/1/10 (Thrashers)

Stephen Gionta, C: 4/12/06 (Boston College)

Cam Janssen, RW: 7/14/11 (Blues)

Eric Boulton, LW: 7/15/11 (Thrashers)

Peter Harrold, D: 8/12/11 (Kings)

Steve Bernier, RW: 10/27/11 (Panthers)

Waivers (1)

Ryan Carter, C: 10/26/11 (Panthers)

 
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