How the champs were built

Here is a look at how the new champions of the EURO league – Les Rouges Eiffels de Paris – were constructed by GM Ralph Booth.

Five starters on the team were acquired during the season in 5 separate trades, 4 of them with Stockholm.  In the league’s initial draft, Paris picked in the middle of the pack, 13th to be precise. Booth’s first 6 picks were, in order, Alex Pietrangelo, Kris Letang, traded his 3rd rounder to Milan in a key 6-asset deal detailed below, Evgeny Malkin, Corey Perry and Tuukka Rask.

Top line

Joffrey Lupul (initial draft – 8th round)

Evgeny Malkin (initial draft – 4th round)

Corey Perry (initial draft – 5th round)

Second line

Mikko Koivu (acquired in trade with Stockholm*****)

David Perron (initial draft – 6th round with pick acquired in Milan trade*)

Alexander Semin (initial draft – 9th round)

Third line

Mike Ribeiro (initial draft – 10th round)

Ryan Clowe (acquired in trade with Stockholm**)

Josef Vasicek (acquired in trade with Stockholm****)

Fourth line

Lee Stempniak (acquired in trade with Bratislava*6)

Drew Miller (initial draft – 16th round)

Sergei Zinojev (free agent – Season 1 signing)

Defense

Kris Letang (initial draft – 2nd round)

Alex Pietrangelo (initial draft – 1st round)

Jason Krog (Season 2 draft –1st round with pick acquired from Geneva*A)

Mike Green (initial draft – 21st round with pick acquired in Milan trade*)

Travis Hamonic (acquired in trade with Stockholm***)

Ossi Vaananen (Season 2 draft –1st round with pick acquired from Milan* )

Goalies

Tuukka Rask (initial draft – 6th round)

Jose Theodore (initial draft – 12th round)

Reserves

Kyle Turris (initial draft – 13th round)

Ken Kuusk (Season 2 draft –1st round)

Matt Beleskey (claimed off waivers from Prague, Season 2)

Tom Pyatt (claimed off waivers from Minsk, Season 1)

Matt Hunwick (claimed off waivers from Edinburgh, Season 2)

Trades

Season 1 (draft day) Trades

(*)With Milan –  Traded its 3rd round pick in the initial league draft (used to pick Dustin Byfuglien), a 20th round pick, which Milan later traded and ended up being Jonathan Bernier, and a 26th pick (Jeff Woywitka) for a 6th pick (Perron), a 21st pick (Green) and Milan’s 1st pick in the Season 2 draft (Vaananen)

(*A) With Geneva – Traded 7th Round pick in initial draft (used to select Dennis Wideman) for a 15th pick (Ryan Ellis), a 25th pick (Ben Lovejoy) and a 1st Round pick in Season 2 draft (Krog)

Season 2 trades

(**) With Stockholm – Traded a 2014 3rd round pick for Ryan Clowe.

(***) With Stockholm – Traded  Bern’s 1st round pick in 2014 and Dmitri Orlov for Travis Hamonic.

(****)  With Stockholm – Traded Ryan Ellis, T.J. Brodie and Derick Brassard for Josef Vasicek

(*****) With Stockholm – Traded Paris’ 1st round pick in 2014 and Jaden Schwartz for Mikko Koivu

(*6) With Bratislava – Traded Philip Larsen for Lee Stempniak and Bratislava’s 3rd Round pick in 2014

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