Former Jr. King Stevens selected in NHL Entry Draft


Nolan Stevens, a former Los Angeles Jr. King, was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fifth round (125th overall) of this year’s NHL Entry Draft, which was conducted this weekend in Buffalo.

Stevens, a forward, recently completed his sophomore season at Northeastern University (Hockey East) where he struck for 20 goals and 42 points in 41 games for the NCAA Tournament-qualifying Huskies.

Bennett Dealt to Devils

Former Jr. King Beau Bennett, who won a Stanley Cup championship earlier this month as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, was traded to the New Jersey Devils over the weekend for a third-round selection in this year’s NHL Entry Draft.

The first California born-and-trained player to hoist the Cup, Bennett was selected by the Penguins in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (20th overall) - the highest-drafted California born-and-trained player.