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A look back at 2003 draft

Not that anyone really forgets this, but this week served as good reminder of just how impressive the 2003 NHL Draft was. Monday's game at Nashville featured four players from the first round of that draft -- Ryan Suter (No. 7), Jeff Carter (No. 11), Dustin Brown (No. 13) and Mike Richards (No. 24) ... Read More
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Postgame notes (Feb. 28)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings earned a split of their quick two-game road trip, as they beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center. -- The Kings have reached the four-goal mark in 15 of their 64 games this season, and have a 13-0-2 record in those ga... Read More
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The view from Minnesota

The Minnesota Wild are not out of the Western Conference playoff race, not by any stretch of the imagination, given that they’re only five points behind eighth-place Dallas, but the Wild missed a huge opportunity last night. They could have moved ahead of Calgary and moved within one point of the 10... Read More
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The Key Three: Feb. 28

Sports are full of ``go figure’’ moments and games. Consider the past two days for the Kings. They went into Nashville, worked hard, put 31 shots on goal and came away with only a late consolation goal and a loss. Then, last night, in the first minute, Slava Voynov essentially lobbed a shot toward t... Read More
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Sutter postgame quotes (Feb. 28)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts... (on getting four goals after last night’s frustration...) SUTTER: ``We thought we played really well last night and we didn’t get nothing for it. Tonight, we got a break early and that probably was the difference in the game. That team over there has made a l... Read More
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Bernier postgame quotes (Feb. 28)

Jonathan Bernier’s postgame thoughts... (on being sharp after not starting in a while...)
 BERNIER: ``I got in a few games, in Florida and Colorado. We came out big in the first and got some lucky bounces. It’s nice to play with a lead, obviously.’’ (on playing with the lead...) BERNIER: ``I... Read More
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Kopitar postgame quotes (Feb. 28)

Anze Kopitar’s postgame thoughts... (on getting four goals after last night’s frustration...) KOPITAR: ``It’s funny how that works. Last night, we even had more chances to score more goals than we did tonight. It was a big game for us tonight. Obviously to split these games on the road is huge, ... Read More
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Game 64: Kings 4, Wild 0 (FINAL)

First, if you want to try your hand at poker, and spend some time with Bob Miller, Jim Fox and other Kings personalities, there are only 25 spots remaining for Thursday's Kings-Ducks charity poker tournament at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. Click here for more information. On the ice, there's ... Read More
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Scouting the Wild

This is the third of four meetings this season between the Kings and the Minnesota Wild. The teams split two games in Los Angeles, with the Kings winning 5-2 on Nov. 12 and the Wild winning 4-2 on Dec. 8. Jonathan Quick started both of those games for the Kings, but Jonathan Bernier gets the call to... Read More
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Increased role for Voynov

Much of the focus in the past few days has been on Jeff Carter, and how his arrival might impact the Kings’ forwards, but just as important is how Slava Voynov fits in as Jack Johnson’s full-time replacement, in the second defensive pair with Willie Mitchell. It’s not a role with which Voynov is ent... 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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