With their final pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, the 211th pick overall and the very last pick of the event, the Los Angeles Kings have selected Nick Ebert, a 5'11" 205lb defenseman from Red Bank, NJ. Ebert had been seen as a potential high round pick, but the fact that he failed to match his point totals from his rookie season in the Ontario Hockey League caused his draft stock to fall significantly.
After scoring 41 points in 64 games in his rookie OHL season, Ebert followed it up in the 2011-2012 season with only 39 points in 66 games. His performance over the season led to questions about both his game intelligence and his work ethic, which drove him to the bottom of the draft.
Here's a complete rundown of the picks the Los Angeles Kings made in the 2012 NHL Draft:
Round 1: Tanner Pearson, LW (30th overall)
Round 4: Nikolay Prokhorkin, LW (121st overall)
Round 5: Colin Miller, D (151st overall)
Round 6: Tomas Hyka, RW (171st overall)
Round 6: Paul Ladue, D (181st overall)
Round 7: Nick Ebert, D (211th overall)
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