Kings Draft Night Surprise

Forbort gets throwback jerseyThe host of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft surprised jersey geeks tonight when the Los Angeles Kings gave a purple and gold throwback jersey to their first round draft pick.

It's been rumored for some time that the Kings will wear a throwback jersey during the 2010-11 season opener against the Vancouver Canucks, as the two teams celebrate the 40 years since their first meeting. It seems this is an indication from the team of such intentions.

Derek Forbort (right) was taken 15th overall earlier tonight as the Kings took up hosting duties at the Staples Center for the draft. After posing for a couple of pictures, Forbort was given the standard black/purple home jersey before he went off to do interviews.

While I was watching the draft tonight, I managed to grab a quick photo that I shared on Twitter. In case you missed it, click here. And if that's not enough, the Kings have posted a photo gallery from the draft featuring Forbort in the gold and purple threads.

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Reader Comments (17)

As a note, the Minnesota Wild also used their green third for their draft pick

Jun 25 · 10:34 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterIan K

I was at the draft today and when i saw the kings coming to the podium they were sort of hiding the jersey but once they unrolled it and he put it on the crowed went nuts i mean staples wasn't close to being full and it was the loudest I've ever heard it. I think with a reaction like that we might be seeing some more of it.

Jun 25 · 10:37 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterMatt McELroy

I saw this, and was a bit surprised.

Considering the draft was in LA, they probably just got one from the arena team store.

Doesn't look Rbk, but hopefully a good sign. This jersey got some of the loudest cheers of the night.

Jun 25 · 10:37 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterKevin Y

Hmm, I'm disappointed it wasn't in a reebok edge cut. Oh well, got to see the Isles road sweater presented though and it looked great!

Jun 25 · 10:58 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterAndrzej

Just got back from the draft, and when they revealed that jersey, the place just went nuts. Kings fans jumped out of their seats.

Jun 25 · 11:00 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterTony P.

Nashville's third jersey wasn't a surprise, as don't they have a new home jersey this year? (Or last year's third?)

Also, appears the stupid slug is gone... now it's just the stupid, white buffalo... Have I mentioned I hate that logo?

Jun 26 · 5:37 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterKevin Y

dear God...please San Jose...don't make black your primary...

Jun 26 · 5:40 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterMP

Sharks also showed off their anniversary patch.

Jun 26 · 6:39 AM PDT | Unregistered Commenteranyonebutdetroit

I'll be honest, I was shocked to see them give Forbort the throwback. Likely a little teaser of what's to come, it's a cool idea.

Jun 26 · 7:21 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterLucas

I want to point out that the Preds did give out the road jersey to Watson but the cap he put on was the 3rd jersey colors and logo. It looked a little out of place to me.

Jun 26 · 8:08 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterKebs

At least my Bruins got Seguin...
But I was happy to see no buffaslugs anywhere

Jun 26 · 10:58 AM PDT | Unregistered Commenterlightning25

Prices here in Buffalo for slug jerseys have dropped to Under 50 bucks. Plan on seeing the new white jersey as training camp begins. Last time the thirds were revealed at their Open Practice. Im a life long sabres fan and this is a change that has been desired since day 1.

Jun 26 · 3:08 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterNick May

I also noticed that on the Sabres website the buffaslug is only seen once, with the new logo everywhere, just to put out there.

Jun 26 · 5:34 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterAustin Ell

Nashville's draft caps had their simplified third-jersey logo on them, too.

Jun 26 · 8:28 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterDanny

I doubt the Kings will be wearing that uniform against the Canucks in October. The Canucks are wearing their original white uniforms so why would the Kings wear anything other than their 1970 unis.

Jun 26 · 9:48 PM PDT | Unregistered Commenterel

Gorgeous jersey, Kings!

Jun 27 · 1:37 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterG-Man

Is it possible that the Kings used that jersey as a nod to the Lakers for their championship?

Jun 28 · 4:59 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterJDUB

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