Not that it's a surprise, but... - LA Kings Insider

…expect to see Jonathan Quick named to the 2014 United States Olympic team in Sochi, Russia.

Nashville president and general manager David Poile will serve as general manager of the United States team, with Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero serving as assistant general manager. Anaheim Ducks consultant Brian Burke has been tabbed as the director of player personnel.

Los Angeles general manager Dean Lombardi will take part in the selection of the team along with Florida general manager Dale Tallon, Philadelphia manager Paul Holmgren, Pittsburgh scout Don Waddell and USA Hockey senior director of hockey operations Jim Johansson.

Pittsburgh’s Dan Bylsma will serve as head coach.

According to Rogers Sportsnet, the long-awaited agreement that would send NHL players to the Olympics is on the verge of being finalized.

Dustin Brown should be a lock for the United States team; likewise for Slava Voynov and Russia. Anze Kopitar shouldn’t have anything to worry about in regards to being selected for Slovenia’s entry. Expect Drew Doughty to earn a spot on Team Canada, while Mike Richards and Jeff Carter will be in consideration. Richards and Doughty represented Canada in 2010; Carter was a late cut.

Both Brown and Quick were members of the United States team that took home the silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics, losing 3-2 in overtime to host Canada in the gold medal game.

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.