April 2 morning skate quotes: Dustin Brown - LA Kings Insider

On Robyn Regehr:
“I think the best way for me to put it was the same way when we got Mitchie – I played against him a lot in Calgary. He’s one of those guys I didn’t like playing against. The way I play, he was hard to play against, and that’s a good thing for our team. He’s big, he’s strong, and the best way to put it is I didn’t like playing against him, so I don’t think many guys will.”

On Regehr providing physicality in the absence of Greene and Mitchell:
“Not only that, but along the lines of those guys is he’s just a big body [and] takes up more space. You’ll notice on the PK down low, especially with with Greener and Mitchie, they’re just so big. They can cover so much area with blocking shots and stick and he’s in that same group.”

On whether the acquisition indicates that the team is loading up for another Stanley Cup run:
“We’ve had internal discussions as a team about doing what is necessary to put ourselves in the position to defend the Stanley Cup. Obviously the trade deadline and the next 24 hours is part of that process, and we’ll see where it goes. But I like the addition.”

On earning the exact number of points at home and on the road during his career:
“If you look at my numbers, they’re consistently always in the same range. I mean, everyone goes through hot streaks and cold streaks, but my game generally doesn’t alter all that much from game to game or month to month. It’s pretty consistent. At least, I think it is, what you’re going to get day in and day out with me. So that maybe translates into the evenness of points.”

On whether having “heavy”, two-way forwards contributes to road success:
“I think it goes a long way. You look at some teams around the league that have superstars at one end of the rink, our best player is not only our best offensive player but our best defensive player with Kopi. And that says a lot about the type of game we play and the type of players we have.”

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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.