NHL to hold 2010 draft in Los Angeles

The 2010 NHL draft will be held in Los Angeles on June 25-26, marking the first time in its 46-year history that the event will be held in California.

The NHL announced on Friday that the Los Angeles Kings will host the draft at the Staples Center.

The draft has rotated between different cities for more than 20 years. It was held at the Bell Centre in Montreal last June.

The NHL will again hold its award show in Las Vegas just before the draft.

Plymouth Whalers center Tyler Seguin was rated as the top OHL prospect in preliminary rankings released by NHL Central Scouting last month.