On winning the Conn Smythe:
It’s pretty sweet.To get that award and to get the ovation that I got from my teammates was pretty special and emotional for me.

On his family joining the Stanley Cup celebration:
You win the Stanley Cup for obviously yourself and your teammates, but the thing that makes it extra special is to share the jubilation, the excitement of the pinnacle of your hockey career with the people who cheered for you since day one, the people who love you. That’s what makes it pretty emotional for me.

On winning the Stanley Cup:
What we went through this year as opposed to 2012, the Game 7s, the backs against the wall, what we went through to get to this point is unique. Obviously every Stanley Cup is special in its own way, but we really had to earn this one.

On being a Conn Smythe winner:
I can’t believe I won that. That will, I don’t think, ever, ever sink in. The guy from Cobourg who played the game he loves and got to be surrounded with a lot of great teammates throughout my years.

On whether he thought about winning the Conn Smythe during the playoffs:
No, not at all. The focus was solely on the game. That’s no BS. It certainly was. The one that matters obviously isn’t here right now. This one is just a little extra icing, a little sweeter that I got presented with that trophy. Clearly it could have gone to a lot of players on our team.

On the game:
You had to find that little extra in your tank. There’s always such reserve in there we had to dig down and find tonight. Alec Martinez scoring that goal, gee. What huge goals he scored for us. That’s just what our team was all about, everybody pitching in. But what a special player Marty is.

On whether he thought they would win the cup after going down 3-0 to San Jose:
I would have punched you in the face maybe. Things looked bleak for us. But we were able to channel our inner will. We just didn’t want to go away. The term ‘one at a time’ certainly applied to us that series. As I said, what we went through to get to this point, to win the Stanley Cup, is pretty emotional and special, and we’ll never forget it.

On Dean Lombardi acquiring him:
Dean Lombardi has given me a great opportunity here. He saw somebody, a player that not a lot of people saw. He gave me a chance, he gave me another opportunity, where my career wasn’t going the way I wanted it to. I was able to be a piece of this puzzle, the team that he built. I’m privileged to play on this team with all the great players.

On what it means to win the Conn Smythe:
Up and down our lineup, you can make a case for any line, any ‘D’ pair. That’s not just blowing smoke. That’s the God’s honest truth. To be singled out like that, have my teammates give me an applause, be genuinely excited for me, that was the most special thing.

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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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