January 2011 - LA Kings Insider
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Getting the legs moving again

NHL teams could not resume practice until 2 p.m. local time, so the Kings flew to Minnesota this morning and went through a 45-minute practice. Kings players had permission to join the team in St. Paul from wherever they happened to be during the break -- several players took family time, for instan... Read More
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All hands on deck in St. Paul

All of the Kings players made it to snowy St. Paul today and are at the arena for practice. That includes Marco Sturm, who is practicing for the first time since going on injured reserve with knee tendinitis. Sturm is eligible to return at any time, so hopefully there will be an update on his status... Read More
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Back to (NHL) action

The Kings' season resumes tomorrow in Minnesota, but they will be back on the ice today. Because NHL rules don't allow teams to practice until later, the Kings will fly this morning and then practice in St. Paul. Anze Kopitar will fly in from Raleigh and join the team there. More updates to come...... Read More
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Kopitar in SuperSkills competition

The NHL SuperSkills competition is over. Anze Kopitar participated in the ``breakaway challenge,'' which was essentially a trick-shot competition. The winner was determined by fan text-messaging voting, and Kopitar finished fourth of six, with 12.5 percent of the vote. Kopitar also participated in t... Read More
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More congrats to Miller, Fox

The California Sports Hall of Fame announced today that Bob Miller has been selected as a media inductee. The organization, started in 2007 by former NFL running back Christian Okoye to help raise money for education, will also induct football coach Dick Vermeil, Football Hall of Fame player Mike Ha... Read More
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More from Kopitar in Raleigh

Anze Kopitar checked in, via video diary, both before and after yesterday's All-Star ``fantasy draft.'' Today is the skills competition -- 4 p.m. Pacific time, on Versus -- with the All-Stars and rookies participating in the following contests: fastest skater, breakaway challenge, accuracy shooting,... 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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