Kings Acquire Fifth Round Pick In 2009 Draft

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On June 4, the Los Angeles Kings traded defenseman prospect T.J. Fast to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Fast, 20, was selected by the Kings in second round (60th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. In 71 games this past season, Fast scored 17 goals and added 37 assists for 54 points with 92 penalty minutes with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League.

In two seasons with the University of Denver of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the 6-1, 190-pound native of Calgary, Alberta scored eight goals with 34 assists for 43 points with 66 penalty minutes in 97 career regular season games in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.

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