September 18 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On whether Scott Sabourin has “surprised” him:
Well, I hadn’t seen him play live, so it’s not really “surprise”. You know what, he’s really green, but he’s a hockey player. He’s going to have to do lots of training and play against men.

On whether it was interesting seeing Dustin Penner on the opposite bench:
No. It’s good to see him. Good guy. I don’t really pay much attention to that.

On Jeff Schultz being “a city guy” and not knowing anything “about ranching, farming, or cattle”, and whether it affects him on the depth chart:
No. Everybody in California is a city guy or a farming or ranch guy. Did you know that California is the second-biggest cattle state in America? It’s not all city.

On impending cuts:
We fly to Colorado to play tomorrow. So we fly and then play the next day. [Reporter: So the cuts will come after?] It’s not really a date on it. You don’t have to have a roster until October 1st. [Reporter: The Manch people were thinking that they were coming in the next couple days because their camp was opening up next week.] They don’t have a practice until the 25th. That’s still six days, seven days.

On Drew Doughty playing with Jake Muzzin yesterday:
It’s not ‘who Drew’s partner is,’ it’s Drew, right? He’s a veteran guy that we’re counting on lots now, right? So he’s got to ramp his game up, and that’s what guys did last night. It’s not really about friggin’ outcome or any of that stuff. It’s just about watching guys, how they’re playing individually, right? [Reporter: Drew says he came into camp this year five pounds heavier intentionally…He came in at 210 compared to 205. Any thoughts about the lighter versus the heavier Drew Doughty?] No. We didn’t have camp last year. We had a lockout. So I don’t know what his weight was in September. I didn’t get to weigh him. [Reporter: No, in January…before the season, he came in at 205 compared to 210.] I think he’s come in at a lot of different weights in his career.

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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.