Jeff Zatkoff, selected by the Kings in the third round of the 2006 NHL Draft, will make his regular season Staples Center debut tonight.

A veteran of 114 Manchester Monarchs games and 37 Ontario Reign games, Zatkoff was a victim of Los Angeles’ goaltending wealth, having developed in Manchester amidst the ascendance of Jonathan Quick and Jonathan Bernier and during the emergence of Martin Jones, with whom he served in a goaltending platoon in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

An AHL all-star in 2012, Zatkoff signed a two-year contract with Pittsburgh in July, 2012 and recently re-upped for two additional seasons. Barring any movement, he’ll be property of the Penguins through 2016.

“We’re going to split these two games with the goaltenders,” Pittsburgh coach and former Los Angeles forward Dan Bylsma said this morning. “I looked at previous records and success against both of these teams and Jeff obviously playing against his former team and organization. When I told Jeff he was going to be playing this game yesterday – he was pretty excited about it. I think I’m glad I told him yesterday because he got excited about it yesterday and settled into the task today.”

From Kings training camp in 2011:

Zatkoff was a teammate of Alec Martinez’s at Miami University for three seasons. Along with Chad Johnson of Boston, Frederik Andersen of Anaheim, Alex Stalock of San Jose and Thomas Greiss of Phoenix, he is the fifth back-up goalie the Kings have faced in the last seven games.

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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