It didn't take long for Los Angeles Kings European amateur scout Niklas Andersson to get a day with the Stanley Cup. Slightly more than 13 months after being hired by the Kings, Andersson brought the Stanley Cup to Sweden to enjoy his day with the most iconic trophy in sports.

Andersson played 164 NHL games and his last 10 pro seasons in Sweden before retiring as a player in 2011. After taking the scouting job with L.A. in May 2013, Andersson figured prominently at the 2014 NHL Draft for a Kings team that drafted Europeans with two of its top three picks, including Swedish forward Adrian Kempe in the first round (No. 29).


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