Info on invited prospects - LA Kings Insider

Here’s some info on the six players invited to the Kings’ rookie camp…

RILEY BRACE — An 18-year-old left winger who totaled 17 goals, 19 assists and 26 penalty minutes in 66 games with Mississauga St. Michael’s of the OHL. It was his second junior season.

ZACH HARNDEN — A 20-year-old right winger who totaled 24 goals, 36 assists and 75 penalty minutes in 65 games with Kingston of the OHL. He has completed his junior eligibility.

JOHN KEMP — A 23-year-old forward (and native of Arcadia) who totaled eight goals, 20 assists and 10 penalty minutes in 37 games as a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

SAMUEL GROULX — A 20-year-old defenseman who totaled 14 goals, 29 assists and 69 penalty minutes in 66 combined games with Quebec and Victoriaville (QMJHL). It was his third full junior season.

DYLAN KING — A 20-year-old defenseman who totaled two goals, eight assists and 172 penalty minutes in 68 games with Sault Ste. Marie (OHL). It was his third junior season.

GARRETT ZEMLAK —  A 21-year-old goalie who had a 26-25-4 record, a 3.11 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 57 games with Price Albert (WHL). He also played three games for Charlotte of the ECHL with a 2.15 goals-against average.

Harden, Groulx, King and Zemlak also participated, as invites, in Kings’ development camp in July.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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.