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Free-agent eve

Well, tomorrow is clearly one of the biggest off-ice days of the year in the NHL world, the start of the free-agent signing period. Since the end of the season, I've been of the mind that the Kings will seek a top-six forward and a top-four defenseman, one through free agency and the other via trade... Read More
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Hickey interview

Thomas Hickey's time with the Kings has been a series of fits and starts. Impressive at times, held back by injuries at others, Hickey is still looking for his big breakthrough with the Kings. I caught up with him after today's development camp game... ---- Question: You've been to a handful o... Read More
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Kozun interview

It's fair to say that Brandon Kozun's career is going in the right direction, Undrafted in his first year of eligibility (2008), Kozun was a sixth-round pick of the Kings last year, then went on to lead the Western Hockey League in scoring with 107 points. Kozun was part of the Canadian World Junior... Read More
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Teubert interview

Colten Teubert wasn't on the ice for today's development camp, and when I went to shake his hand, I found out why. Teubert has a soft cast on his right hand/wrist, the product of a broken bone he suffered late in the season while playing for the Ontario Reign. Teubert hasn't had the easiest of times... Read More
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Schenn interview

It's been a big year for Brayden Schenn since he was drafted No. 5 overall by the Kings last June. Schenn was highly impressive in his first NHL training camp, returned to junior hockey as captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings and led them to the finals of the Memorial Cup and also participated in the ... Read More
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Camp update

Development camp has wrapped up, on ice, for the day. Coaches decided to skip the second on-ice session and have players do off-ice work. The scrimmage ended with a score of 5-1, as Bud Holloway and Robbie Czarnik each had two goals. Trevor Lewis had one and Jordan Weal scored on a penalty shot. Th... Read More
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Development camp roster

The Kings' development camp officially gets underway tomorrow morning in El Segundo and runs through Friday. Each day, the camp is split into two groups for practice, and there's also a scrimmage. Each day, practices will run from 8-9 a.m. and from 10:30-11:30 a.m., with the scrimmage from 9:15-10:1... Read More
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Free-agent frenzy

With the start of the free-agent signing period coming up Thursday, it's worth taking a look at who some of the top free agents are, by position. NHL.com did a nice breakdown of the top nine by position, with a few others listed. You'll never guess who the top left winger is! Free-agent left wing... Read More
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It’s getting drafty

Maxim Kitsyn, the Kings' sixth-round draft pick last week, was part of another draft today. The OHL's Mississauga St. Michael's Majors acquired Kitsyn's rights during the CHL import draft. As written last week, Kitsyn is still under contract to his KHL team, but Kitsyn's agent said he will attempt t... Read More
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Hardy update

I'm not sure how much widespread interest remains in this, but there's no harm in posting it for those who might be interested… Craig Renetzky, the Woodland Hills-based attorney for former Kings assistant coach Mark Hardy, called to let me know that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., ha... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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