The Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Galaxy will be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House today. The live stream for the ceremony will begin at approximately 10:35 am PT and can be accessed by clicking here. Additional coverage will be provided by @LAKings, @LAGalaxy, @LAGalaxyInsider and @WhiteHouse.

Several notes on today’s events, which includes a firm finger wagging!

1) Please don’t post anything political or policy-related. This is not a political event. This is a celebratory event to commemorate two championship-winning teams. If you want to talk politics, there are thousands of websites on the Internet to do so. If you want to talk Kings and continue the celebration of the first Cup in team history, this is your place. For the three hours that we’ll actually be in the White House, I won’t be checking comments. I’ll leave it up to the fine and noble citizenry of LAKingsInsider.com to adhere to this rule. Everybody love everybody. Thank you for understanding.

2) I’ll have interviews, quotes and reactions from team and staff members throughout the day. I’m also hoping to speak with a member of the LA Galaxy. I’m going to withhold some quotes as to save some interesting takes for my LAKings.com piece that will be posted tomorrow morning. Other than that, expect to see quotes and photos posted throughout the day aside from the two-plus hours we’ll be in the air this afternoon en route to St. Louis.

3) The view from my hotel room is of a nondescript wing of our hotel. Because I don’t have a balcony that opens up to sweeping views of the Washington Monument and the Potomac River, I hope you don’t mind that I’m omitting today’s “Good morning, Washington, DC.”

4) I’ll have video of the national anthem from last night’s game when I have some time to post it. The atmosphere at Blackhawks home games is top-notch, and it almost feels as though the time between the end of warm-ups and the drop of the puck is a 25-minute long hype video. There’s a great game environment and great fan participation in Chicago.

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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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