June 2012 - LA Kings Insider
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Will Kings make free-agent news?

Tomorrow, July 1, is the start of the NHL's signing period for unrestricted free agents. Unlike in recent years -- Ilya Kovalchuk, Brad Richards, etc. -- the day doesn't figure to hold a tremendous amount of drama for the Kings. The big catch on the free-agent market, certainly among forwards, is Za... Read More
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Cup continues to get around

It's been another busy week for the Stanley Cup, which has been paraded through Hermosa Beach by Jarret Stoll, presented to Manhattan Beach police and firefighters by Dustin Brown and has been the center of attention at more parties than any socialite. It's also been on something of a media tour the... Read More
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Kings will get Game 6 puck

Hey, guess what Patrik Elias found in his equipment bag? The puck from the end of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Michael Altieri, the Kings' vice president of communication, reports that the Kings got a call, letting them know that they puck would be returned. Elias, according to the Devils, r... Read More
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How will cap impact Kings?

An announcement today indicated that the NHL plans to go forward with a salary-cap ceiling of $70.2 million and a salary-cap floor of $54.2 million for the 2012-13 season. For now. This can be altered -- meaning, in all likelihood, lowered -- if the owners and players decide so, during their upcomin... Read More
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Bob’s night with the Cup

Here are a few more photos of Bob Miller's event from last night. The Braemar Country Club in Tarzana did a real nice job of hosting the event, and of course Bob and his wife, Judy, were gracious in bringing in people to have fun. What's telling about Bob and Judy is that not only did they invite fr... 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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