November 14 practice notes - LA Kings Insider

The Kings took the ice for a short practice at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, their one non-game day during a three-in-four stretch that culminates Saturday afternoon against Anaheim at Staples Center.

Lines utilized at today’s practice, via color coding:
White: Gaborik – Kopitar – Carter
Yellow: Pearson – Richards – Toffoli
Green: Brown – Stoll – Williams
Purple: Clifford – Lewis – Nolan
Blue: King – Andreoff

-The notable changes include Jeff Carter moving from center to right wing and loading up alongside Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar. Darryl didn’t speak specifically on the changes, other than to say, “We just did some different stuff today. Not really line stuff.” As recently as last night, he spoke about the need to get consistent production out of the team’s top players.

“We haven’t really played very well, so find a way to win,” Dustin Brown said.

-Robyn Regehr skated alongside Jamie McBain and could return to the lineup for tomorrow’s matinee. Having been injured when getting tangled up in the last shift of overtime against the Islanders two Thursdays ago, Regehr equated the length of the absence to that of the All-Star Break. Though he’s still encouraged by his progress, he still has to chat with “the boss,”

“It was only an ‘undisclosed’ injury. Those ones are usually pretty quick,” he joked.

Regehr skated with Jamie McBain during drills.

-Alec Martinez didn’t skate at practice today. I’ll have an update on his status shortly.

-Jonathan Quick left the ice first and should be expected to draw the start against the Ducks tomorrow.

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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.