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How the 2013-14 New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings were built

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Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers

Cornerstone goalie Henrik Lundqvist was New York’s seventh-round draft pick in 2000. (Scott Levy/Getty Images)

New York Rangers

GM Glen Sather and coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers

GM Glen Sather welcomed new coach Alain Vigneault at a Radio City media conference. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

GM: Glen Sather. Hired June 1, 2000 replacing Neil Smith. Also coached Rangers from Jan. 2003 to Feb. 2004. Former coach and GM of the Edmonton Oilers (1979-94) for whom he built a five-time Stanley Cup winning dynasty.

Coach: Alain Vigneault. Hired June 21, 203 replacing John Tortorella. Former coach of the Vancouver Canucks (2006-13), a team he led to the Stanley Cup Final in 2011 and with whom he won the 2007 Jack Adams Award as coach of the year. Also coached the Montreal Canadiens from 1997-2001.

How the Rangers were acquired: draft picks (7), trades (11), free agents (7)

Photos: Rangers’ road to the Stanley Cup Final

2000

Draft: G Henrik Lundqvist — 7th round (#205)

2005

Draft: D Marc Staal (A) – 1st round (#12)

Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh is one of GM Glen Sather’s best trade acquisitions. (Francois Laplante/Getty Images)

2006

Free agent: D Dan Girardi (A) — OHL London (7/1)

2007

Draft: LW Carl Hagelin — 6th round (#168)

2008

Draft: C Derek Stepan — 2nd round (#51)

2009

Trades: D Ryan McDonagh — from Montreal with Chris Higgins and Pavel Valentenko for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto (6/30)

C Brian Boyle — from Los Angeles for 2010 3rd round pick (7/27)

Draft: LW Chris Kreider — 1st round (#19)

2010

Draft: RW Jesper Fast — 8th round (#157)

Free agents: G Cam Talbot — CHA Alabama-Huntsville (3/30)

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers

Rick Nash has relished the big Broadway stage since arriving from Columbus. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LW Mats Zuccarello — Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik, Swedish Elite (5/26)

2011

Draft: C J.T. Miller — 1st round (#15)

Free agents: C Brad Richards — Dallas (7/2)

D Anton Stralman — Columbus (11/5)

2012

Trade: LW Rick Nash — from Columbus with Steven Delisle and 2013 3rd round pick for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon, and 2013 1st round pick (7/23)

2013

Trades: C Derick Brassard, RW Derek Dorsett, D John Moore, 2014 6th round pick — from Columbus for Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle and Blake Parlett (4/3)

D Justin Falk — from Minnesota for Benn Ferriero, 2014 6th rd. pick (6/30)

Free agents: LW Benoit Pouliot — Tampa Bay (7/5)
C Dominic Moore — Out of hockey (7/5)

2014

Trades: LW Dan Carcillo — from Los Angeles for 2014 7th round pick (1/4)

D Kevin Klein — from Nashville for Michael Del Zotto (1/22)

RW Martin St. Louis — from Tampa Bay for Ryan Callahan, 2014 2nd round pick, 2015 1st round pick (3/5)

D Raphael Diaz — from Vancouver for 2015 5th round pick (3/5)

PHOTOS: Iconic Rangers | Iconic Kings | 2014 Stanley Cup breakdown

CAZENEUVE: Kings seek to enter mini-dynasties discussion

 

Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi and coach Darryl Sutter

GM Dean Lombardi’s December hiring of Darryl Sutter in 2011 proved to be a brilliant move. (Getty Images)

GM: Dean Lombardi. Hired April 21, 2006 replacing Dave Taylor. Former scout with Philadelphia Flyers (2003-06) and GM of the San Jose Sharks (1996-2003).

Coach: Darryl Sutter. Hired December 20, 2011, replacing Terry Murray. Former GM (2003-2010) and coach (2003-06) of the Calgary Flames. Also coached the Sharks (1997-2002) and Chicago Blackhawks (1992-95).

How the Kings were acquired: draft picks (12), trades (9), free agents (4).

Photos: Kings’ road to the Stanley Cup Final

2003

Draft: RW Dustin Brown (C) — 1st round (#13)

2005

Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings

Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown are two pillars of the Kings’ run toward a second Stanley Cup. (Getty Images)

Draft: C Anze Kopitar (A) — 1st round (#11)

G Jonathan Quick — 3rd round (#72)

2006

Draft: C Trevor Lewis — 1st round (#17)

2007

Draft: D Alec Martinez — 4th round (#95)

LW Dwight King — 4th round (#109)

2008

Draft: D Drew Doughty — 1st round (#2)

D Slava Voynov — 2nd round (#32)

Trade: C Jarret Stoll, D Matt Greene (A) — from Edmonton for D Lubomir Visnovsky (6/29)

Free agent: G Martin Jones — WHL Calgary (10/2)

2009

Draft: LW Kyle Clifford — 2nd round (#35)

Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings

Justin Williams has become one of the NHL’s most clutch postseason players. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

C Jordan Nolan — 7th round (#186)

Trade: RW Justin Williams — from Carolina for C Patrick O’Sullivan and 2009 2nd Rd. pick (3/4)

2010

Draft: C Tyler Toffoli — 2nd round (#47)

Free agents: D Willie Mitchell — Vancouver (8/25)

D Jake Muzzin — OHL Sault Ste. Marie (1/4)

2011

Trade: C Mike Richards (with rights to Rob Bordson) — from Philadelphia for Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn, and 2012 2nd round pick (6/23)

C Colin Fraser and 2012 7th round pick — from Edmonton for Ryan Smyth (6/26)

2012

Trade: C Jeff Carter — from Columbus for Jack Johnson and 2012 1st round pick (2/23)

Draft: LW Tanner Pearson — 1st round (#30)

2013

Trade: D Robyn Regehr — from Buffalo for 2014 and 2015 2nd round picks

Free agent: D Jeff Schultz — Washington (7/5)

2014

Trades: RW Marian Gaborik — from Columbus for Matt Frattin, 2014 2nd round and conditional 3rd round picks (3/5)

D Brayden McNabb with 2014 and 2015 2nd round picks — from Buffalo for Nicolas Deslauriers and Hudson Fasching


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