Sneak peek: The revamped LA Kings Insider - LA Kings Insider

SENTIMENTAL TYPES: You should probably take a picture of the current LA Kings Insider layout, because change is coming.

On Friday, August 16, the brand new LAKI will debut, and it will look something like this:

This redesign represents the cumulative efforts and vision of Aaron LeValley, Pat Donahue and Edward Valencia of the Kings, Greg Aldridge of Sanborn Media Factory and Eric Norton of Smartycloud, amongst others, who have helped guide this site’s first major overhaul.

Thanks also go out to the frequenters of this site for input and suggestions. The most common request that we received was to have an edit function in commenting procedures, and lo, there will be one. All commenting procedures will be hosted by Disqus. Those who wish to maintain the simplicity and ease associated with LAKI commenting will be able to do so; those who wish to link their commenting to their social media accounts will have that option.

There will also be added ease in loading LAKI through the LA Kings iPhone app, though that won’t be completed until the new LAK iPhone app is reconfigured and implemented near the start of the season. Until then, smartphone users may access LAKI through their phone’s internet browser; it should be easier to read than the current LAKI format.

There will also be a transitional period over the third week in August as we all get used to the new site, so please bear with any minor hiccups or delays in bringing LAKI up to its full potential. With that in mind, there won’t be any changes in content. Really, the only noticeable changes are in the site’s aesthetics, drop-down bars and links, and commenting procedures. Every post will now have a photo assigned to it. There will also be a small space for two small advertisements on the front page. As always, if you have any suggestions, you can email them to me at jonnyrosen-at-gmail-dot-com or leave them in the comments below.

Because it takes time and effort to load all previous posts onto the new site and for the new site to become fully functional, there will be a three-day freeze period next week from Tuesday to Thursday in which LA Kings Insider will be closed for maintenance. During this time I will cover all relevant Kings news, should it arise, via

Slow train coming. Reform, Lamar. Reform.

Hey, look! The Royal Half has also experienced a redesign.

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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.