February 25 morning skate quotes: Jeff Carter - LA Kings Insider

On how Trevor Lewis complements his line:
“I think he kinds of brings the same element that Cliffy did with a lot of speed and getting in on forechecks and winning a lot of puck battles for us. He’s the type of guy that does a lot of little things that really don’t get noticed. He obviously has shown that he can put the puck in the net – I think we all knew that he was just kind of having a tough go there for a while. I think he’s been a real good addition.”

On what he’s seen from Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth:
“I’ve seen a little bit. I’ve watched a few of the games. He seems like a big guy. I don’t know if he reminds me of Lundqvist a little bit, where he’s big and he’s really square up top and he covers a lot of the net. It’s hard to say when you haven’t played against him [and] you’ve just watched. He’s playing well right now. He’s obviously carrying the load for them. We’re going to have to test him early and see what he’s got, I guess.”

On facing Anaheim:
“They’re playing well. Obviously we didn’t fare too well last game. [We] didn’t have the best game. But I think we’ve kind of caught our stride now. We’re playing a lot better. So hopefully we have a better outcome.”

On forechecking and playing against Anaheim’s sizable forwards:
“That’s our gameplan, to use our size, speed, get on the forecheck. We’ve got a lot of big bodies that can hang onto the puck down low and kind of wear their D down. They’ve got a lot of bigger guys that maybe don’t move as well. So we’ve just got to kind of wear them down, stick with it and it’ll come.”

On his impressions of the L.A. – Anaheim rivalry:
“I’ve played in some pretty good rivalries out east. I don’t know if it’s that big of a rivalry, but they’re always fun games. There’s a lot of skill on both teams and they’re usually pretty entertaining.”

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

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.