For the second time since the club started a four-year rebuild in 2005, the HFNHL LA Kings returned to the Stanley Cup finals again in 2017. In 2011 they won the HFNHL Stanley Cup. In 2017 they fell short. Yet all of the core remains in-tact, still together after all these years. Lets take a look at how the Kings were built to get a better understanding of how this contender came together. My hope is that other teams follow suit and post their teams' list. Forwards Patrick Kane - Drafted 2nd overall in 2007 Jamie Benn - Drafted 181st overall in 2007 Mark Scheifele - Drafted 10th overall in 2011 Brad Marchand - Drafted 81st overall in 2006 Max Pacioretty - Acquired in eight-player trade with Flyers in 2011 Sean Couturier - Drafted 5th overall in 2011 Ryan Hartman - Drafted 24th overall in 2013 Mattias Janmark - Drafted 86th overall in 2014 Andrew Copp - Drafted 143rd overall in 2013 Chris VandeVelde - Acquired as trade throw-in in 2011 Joe Colborne - Acquired in a cap dump trade in 2016 Drew Miller - Signed as UFA in 2017 Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo - Drafted 4th overall in 2008 TJ Brodie - Acquired for Brian Rolston in 2011; traded away in Pacioretty deal; re-acquired for Ludvig Bystrom in 2012 Jaccob Slavin - Drafted 115th overall in 2012 Colton Parayko - Drafted 105th overall in 2013 Niklas Hjalmarsson - Drafted 67th overall in 2005 Mark Stuart - Acquired in multi-player trade in 2011 Goaltending Braden Holtby - Acquired for Dennis Wideman in 2011 Other players have come and gone, but the Kings' core was primarily built years ago through the draft. Each year the salary cap catches up more and more to the Kings. Last year long-time LA King Alex Steen was dealt, along with Datsyuk's retirement. Next year another big name will surely have to go. So there is the Kings' story of how a team was built. Anyone care to make this a bit of a series and post their team?