August 2012 - LA Kings Insider
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Stanley Cup rink tour, Sept. 6

For those looking for a chance at a photo with the Stanley Cup, there are a couple events on the horizon. Season-ticket holders should already have received information about an event with the Cup. If that information didn't get to you, contact your season-ticket representative as soon as possible. ... Read More
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Cup still on the move

The Stanley Cup is continuing a tour through Canada, and is hanging out with Kyle Clifford and friends and family today. There are only a handful of official ``days'' with the Cup remaining. By the start of September, the Cup will be back in Southern California for a series of events, and then short... Read More
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The Cup in Kenora

Mike Richards brought the Stanley Cup to his small hometown of Kenora -- with a population of approximately 15,000 -- in western Ontario yesterday. Shaun, a blog reader from Kenora, graciously passed along a few of the photos he took yesterday from the Cup celebration event... ... Read More
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Join Jim Fox for a great night

For the second consecutive year, Jim Fox is hosting a great charity event in Long Beach. This year's ``Sunset Sip'' wine-tasting reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Museum of Latin American Art (628 Alamitos Ave.) Proceeds from the reception will once again benef... Read More
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Stanley Cup turns north

The Stanley Cup's road trip continues -- imagine how many frequent-flyer miles that thing would get, not to mention Starwood or Marriott points -- with a turn to the north. Willie Mitchell, Bill Ranford and Dwight King have each enjoyed their days with the Cup this week, and the Cup will be staying ... Read More
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Go West, Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup reached its westernmost point on its summer tour yesterday when it visited Willie Mitchell in Port McNeil, B.C. Mitchell made it memorable, with an early-morning fishing trip and a helicopter ride. (Fun fact about the Cup tour: the trophy must wear a ``life jacket'' when it is on wat... Read More
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Quick undergoes back procedure

The Kings announced that Jonathan Quick underwent a ``minor surgical procedure'' today to repair a disc frament and an inflammatory cyst that had formed in his back. The team said that Quick will begin rehab in approximately one week and a full recovery is expected, with the recovery time a minimum ... Read More
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Dean’s day with the Cup

The Stanley Cup has made its way back East, into the hands of general manager Dean Lombardi. In the photo below, courtesy of Phil Pritchard's Twitter account -- @keeperofthecup -- Lombardi shares a moment with his father, Paul, in Springfield, Mass. If you happen to be around Ludlow, Mass., tonight,... Read More
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Cup still on the move

The Stanley Cup continues its worldwide summer tour with the Kings, and there weren't a lot of pictures from the past couple days -- I couldn't find a single one -- because the Cup quietly spent two days in the Denver area with Kings owner Phil Anschutz and his wife, Nancy. It's been written before,... Read More
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Kings sign first-round pick

The Kings have signed Tanner Pearson, their first-round pick in this year's draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. Pearson turns 20 next week, so he would be eligible either to play in the American Hockey League or play a final (over-age) season for the Barrie Colts of the junior-level Onta... Read More
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Forum answers X

I attempted to go through and pluck as many remaining questions as possible, while avoiding duplicates. Thanks to all for the great questions! ---------- jonbb11asked: Hey can anyone answer what NHL team Rich actually roots for? Answer: It’s fascinating how the comments to this question wen... 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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