December 15 media availability: Jarret Stoll - LA Kings Insider

On skating with line with Brown and Williams:
I’ve played with them before. Those are guys that hang onto the puck and get shots. They’re puck possession guys. You just want to be there to make plays for them and get them the puck. Have that structure where we’re all on the same page, we’re not just all flying around the ice. I think last night in Ottawa we got away from that a little bit. It worked at times and we spent a lot of time in the O-zone. Whatever the role is, I don’t really care. You want to play. You want to play in all situations and win. That’s what’s happening, so it’s the way the lineup is right now. Go with it.

On whether the raised shooting percentage is due to better looks or simply finding the net more:
I don’t think it’s any particular different looks. It’s just maybe we’re bearing down a little bit more. Maybe three weeks ago, a month ago, none of those games we had 40 shots, 35 shots, 50 shots, whatever it was. We just didn’t bear down too much and put the puck in the back of net. We were making some goalies look pretty good some games. Now pucks are going in. We’re in the right areas. We’re getting to the inside a little bit more. We’re not playing perimeter hockey. I think we’re getting into the slot, we’re getting to the net, and we’re battling for rebounds. I think you do that, most times than not, you’re going to find the back of the net.

On if there are any emotions facing Chicago for the first time since the playoffs:
I don’t think so. You put all that behind you. It happened, yeah. They deserved to win. They’re a great team. It’s a new year. We have a new attitude. We have a new team, so do they. We know what we’re getting into though. It’s going to be a tough building, they’re a tough team to play against. Both teams played last night, so we’re on equal playing fields here. We want to keep playing well and keep getting points.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

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.