Kings Alumnus Easton Cowan Selected in 1st Round by Leafs

Wednesday night in Nashville, on Day 1 of the 2023 National Hockey League Draft, former King Easton Cowan was selected in the first round, 28th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Cowan was selected by the London Knights in the 2021 OHL Draft, before being sent to the Kings for the 2021-2022 season. A hard working forward, he posted 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points in 24 games, before being sidelined with injury. Despite missing time, Cowan finished third on the team in scoring.

This past season, Cowan was promoted to the Knights where played all 68 regular season games and put up 53 points, including 20 goals. In the playoffs, he elevated his game to new heights, scoring 21 points in 20 playoff games.

In a recent interview that Cowan did with voice of the Kings, Dylan Baker, he said, regarding his time in Komoka: “It was great. [We had] a great coaching staff, a great organization (…) and I learned a lot throughout that year.” He went on to say “I learned a lot throughout that year and I am very thankful that I met all of those great people.”

Cowan being selected in the first round makes him the highest draft choice among Komoka Kings Alumni, as this marks the second consecutive season where former Kings players have been selected in the NHL Draft (Christian Kyrou, Bryce McConnell-Barker and Isaiah George in 2021).

The Kings organization congratulates Easton and the Cowan family on this selection!