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George becomes 36th Kings’ alumnus drafted by NHL club

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – With Thunder Bay product Carter George being selected by the Los Angeles Kings Saturday in Day 2 of the 2024 NHL Draft in Las Vegas, he becomes the 36th alumnus of the Thunder Bay Kings program ever to be selected.

George was taken in the second round, 57th overall, by the Kings, from the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League.

He also backstopped Canada to a gold medal at the 2024 World under-18 championship back in early May in Finland.

George went on to be named the top goaltender by the IIHF Directorate, finishing with a spotless 6-0 record, that featured back-to-back 31-save efforts in a semifinal win versus Sweden and a thrilling come from behind victory over the United States in the title game.

The following is the list of Kings’ alumni taken in the NHL Draft:


1991 Sean Pronger C Vancouver Canucks 3 51st Bowling Green Dryden
1992 Kyle Peterson C Minnesota North Stars 7 154th Thunder Bay Flyers Thunder Bay
1994 Ryan Johnson C Florida Panthers 2 36th Thunder Bay Flyers Thunder Bay
1995 Paul Traynor D Winnipeg Jets 7 162 Kitchener Rangers Thunder Bay
1996 Chester Gallant RW Philadelphia Flyers 3 64th Niagara Falls Thunder Nipigon/Thunder Bay
1996 Peter  Cava C Toronto Maple Leafs 5 110th Soo Greyhounds Thunder Bay
1996 Mark McMahon D Hartford Whalers 5 118th Kitchener Rangers Geraldton/Thunder Bay
1996 Jesse Black D Los Angeles Kings 5 120th Niagara Falls Thunder Terrace Bay
1996 Trevor Letowski C Phoenix Coyotes 7 174th Sarnia Sting Thunder Bay
1997 Jeremy  Adduono C Buffalo Sabres 7 184th Sudbury Wolves Thunder Bay
1998 Jeff Heerema RW Carolina Hurricanes 1 11th Sarnia Sting Thunder Bay
1998 Joel  Scherban C Pittsburgh Penguins 7 196th London Knights Thunder Bay
1999 Taylor Pyatt LW New York Islanders 1 8th Sudbury Wolves Thunder Bay
1999 Alex Auld G Florida Panthers 2 40th North Bay Centennials Thunder Bay
1999 Jason Jaspers C Phoenix Coyotes 3 71st Sudbury Wolves Thunder Bay
1999 Michael Jacobsen D Chicago Blackhawks 5 134th Belleville Bulls Murillo
2000 Patrick Sharp C Philadelphia Flyers 3 95th Univ. of Vermont Thunder Bay
2000 Danny Bois RW Colorado Avalanche 3 97th London Knights Thunder Bay
2000 Colt King LW Colorado Avalanche 4 130th Guelph Storm Thunder Bay
2002 Jeremy  Swanson D Florida Panthers 6 169th Barrie Colts Red Rock
2003 Eric Staal C Carolina Hurricanes 1 2nd Peterborough Petes Thunder Bay
2004 Mitch Maunu D Chicago Blackhawks 4 120th Windsor Spitfires Thunder Bay
2004 Trevor Kell  RW Chicago Blackhawks 5 131st London Knights Thunder Bay
2005 Marc Staal D New York Rangers 1 12th Sudbury Wolves Thunder Bay
2005 Ryan Parent D Nashville Predators 1 18th Guelph Storm Sioux Lookout
2005 Tom Pyatt C New York Rangers 4 107th Saginaw Spirit Thunder Bay
2005 Bobby Bolt LW Anaheim Ducks 5 127th Kingston Frontenacs Thunder Bay
2006 Jordan Staal C Pittsburgh Penguins 1 2nd Peterborough Petes Thunder Bay
2007 Robert Bortuzzo D Pittsburgh Penguins 3 78th Kitchener Rangers Thunder Bay
2008 Jared Staal RW Phoenix Coyotes 2 49th Sudbury Wolves Thunder Bay
2008 Paul Karpowich G St. Louis Blues 7 185th Wellington Dukes Thunder Bay
2011 Justin Sefton D San Jose Sharks 3 89th Sudbury Wolves Thunder Bay
2012 Matt Murray G Pittsburgh Penguins 3 83rd Soo Greyhounds Thunder Bay
2015 Mackenzie Blackwood G New Jersey Devils 2 42nd Barrie Colts Thunder Bay
2018 Tyler Tucker D St. Louis Blues 7 200th Barrie Colts Longlac
2024 Carter George G Los Angeles Kings 2 57th Owen Sound Attack Thunder Bay

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