Kings' national TV schedule announced - LA Kings Insider

The NHL has (optimistically) released its national television schedule for the upcoming season, and the Kings are on it 17 times, on either NBC, NBC Sports Network or NHL Network. Here’s the rundown:

Oct. 12 vs. N.Y. Rangers — NBC Sports Network (opening night)
Oct. 30 at St. Louis — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
Nov. 3 vs. St. Louis — NHL Network
Nov. 29 at Detroit — NHL Network
Jan. 5 vs. St. Louis — NHL Network
Jan. 21 at Nashville — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
Feb. 3 at Washington — NBC, TSN2
Feb. 5 at Buffalo — NBC Sports Network, TSN
Feb. 7 at N.Y. Rangers — NHL Network
Feb. 9 at New Jersey — NHL Network
Feb. 10 at Pittsburgh — NBC or NBC Sports Network
March 11 vs. Colorado — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
March 23 vs. Vancouver — NHL Network
March 25 at Dallas — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
April 6 vs. Edmonton — NHL Network
April 9 at Dallas — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
April 13 vs. Anaheim — NHL Network

Also, for our friends north of the border, the following Kings games will be nationally broadcast only in Canada…

Oct. 16 at Edmonton — TSN
Dec. 13 at Montreal — RDS
Feb. 20 at Calgary — TSN
Feb. 28 at Vancouver — TSN
March 4 vs. Toronto — TSN
March 9 vs. Calgary — CBC

The Kings will announce their local broadcast schedule sometime in the next couple weeks. I’ve been told that the plan is for Fox Sports West to also broadcast two preseason games, the game in Las Vegas and the Kings-Ducks game in Ontario. Beyond that, it would be a big surprise if all regular-season games were not televised in some form.

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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.