The Kings did a great job stocking their defense at the draft. With the No. 2 pick, L.A. took potential franchise blueliner Drew Doughty (right), who's mobile and physical, and starred for the OHL's Guelph Storm; at No. 13 the Regina Pats' hard-hitting Colten Teubert; and in the second round underrated Russian Vjateslav Voinov, who plays with an edge reminiscent of ex-NHLer Ulf Samuelsson.... At No. 30 Detroit took Doughty's teammate, goalie Thomas McCollum, whom scouts say has the best glove in the draft. McCollum will attend a goalie school in Niagara Falls, Ont.; he'll learn under Wings coach Jim Bedard and benefit from the patience and targeted instruction that makes Detroit so good at grooming talent.
This is an article from the June 30, 2008 issue