January 11 morning skate quotes: Drew Doughty - LA Kings Insider

On being paired with Slava Voynov on the power play:
Me and Slava are really good together, I think, on power play. We bring that one timer threat. I think the power play’s been pretty good when we’ve been on the ice, to be honest. Maybe last game I gave him a few bad passes that we didn’t connect for for a one-timer, but besides that, I think we’ve been pretty good together. We haven’t been scoring, but we’ve been creating up top. We’ve been getting our shots through. I like what we have together. We’re close off the ice, and we want to be good together on the ice in those opportunities, so I think that’s what makes us pretty good at it.

On whether he feels comfortable with a righty-righty power play combination:
It really doesn’t matter to me. I like playing with Muzz on the power play, too. It really doesn’t matter to me. It kind of depends what the PKers are bringing, or if we’re rolling or if we’re not rolling, but I do like the one-timer on the left side. I’m kind of playing the left side more, and [Voynov’s] in the middle, so I can get that one-timer. I do like playing the middle, too, so it really doesn’t matter to me.

On Henrik Zetterberg:
Zetterberg’s obviously a great player…They’re obviously a good team. They have been for a long time. I think they’re kind of struggling a little more this year than they have in the past, but a lot of that has to do with injuries, and they didn’t have Zetterberg for a lot of it, too. So now that he’s back, he’s someone we’ve got to pay special attention to, got to shut him down, and we’ve got to be ready for the Wings. They’re a good team.

On whether there are a lot of Red Wings fans in Ontario:
Actually, in London there’s a lot of Wings fans. Toronto’s two hours away, Detroit’s two hours away. Obviously more Toronto fans, but there’s tons of Wings fans in London. I wasn’t one, obviously, myself. The Wings are a popular team.

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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.