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Los Angeles Kings Select Austin Wagner with 99th Pick

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With the 99th pick of the fourth round, LA goes with a speedy winger

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Finally!

With just their third pick of the draft, the Los Angeles Kings picked Austin Wagner from the Regina Pats.

Here's what they're saying about the 6'2" winger!

Craig Button:

Cody Nickolet:

Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting:

"He's a beautiful skater; some say the fastest in the Draft. He's so tough to play against when his team is shorthanded."

Top Shelf Prospects:

After being a fifth round pick in the 2012 WHL Draft, Calgary native Austin Wagner struggled in his rookie season with the Regina Pats, putting up just one goal and two points in 42 games as a 16 year old.  However he came out of the gate strong in 2014-15 and finished with 20 goals and 39 points in 61 games in his draft year.  Best of all, 15 of those 20 goals came at even strength, as he didn’t get a lot of powerplay time early in the year, before forcing his way onto the special teams unit.

ISS Hockey

Very impressed with his size and skating. Big body who looks bigger than he’s listed. Dangerous every shift due to his speed. Has some grease to his game and has the ability to get under opponents skin.