Rookie camp opens Friday; roster attached - LA Kings Insider

Rookie camp will open this Friday at Toyota Sports Center, with a morning on-ice session scheduled to take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon that day. Schedules for rookie camp, which is expected to extend through Monday before the players leave for Arizona on Tuesday, are not available, though in the past there have been two morning sessions, followed by off-ice workouts and a mid-afternoon session. Kings rookies will travel to Glendale, AZ to face Coyotes rookies on Tuesday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 17.

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Several notes:

As expected, 2014 first round pick Adrian Kempe will not attend training camp as he continues to fulfill the final year of his contract to MODO of the Swedish Hockey League, where he is expected to receive a wider opportunity than in 2013-14. Nikolai Prokhorkin, who has two assists through CSKA Moscow’s first three games, will not attend camp, either.

-Of the nine players who received invitations to take part in July’s development camp, Stephen Harper, Darren Raddysh, Kevin Raine, Taylor Burke, Holden Cook and Conor McGlynn will return for rookie camp.

-Want a confirmation of where the Kings’ drafting preferences lie? 20 (!) of the 31 players attending camp played in the Ontario Hockey League.

-Ryan Horvat, signed to an AHL contract by Manchester last month, actually fought Scott Sabourin as a member of the Ducks rookies during last year’s rookie game at Toyota Sports Center.

-While development camp goaltending invite Jordon Cooke wasn’t invited to rookie camp, there will be two goaltenders attending camp on an invite. They are Brandon Maxwell, a 23-year-old who grew up in Florida who appeared with the United States Development Team’s U-17 and U-18 teams and three OHL teams. A former sixth round draft pick by Colorado, he spent last season with Rogle BK in Sweden’s second-tier HockeyAllsvenskan. 24-year-old Tony Capobianco, who played four years at ECAC-Canisius and logged five games between ECHL-Reading and AHL-Adirondack after his amateur eligibility ran out last year, will also attend camp.

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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.