February 9 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On whether he had a good weekend with his son, Chris, at All-Star Weekend:
Yeah. Chris had an awesome time. [Reporter: Because Nick was talking about how he was getting chirped by your son on the bench.] He’s a good coach. That youthful exuberance. [Reporter: What was he saying to him?] [Reporter: Go score a goal. This is embarrassing.] There were guys in the All-Star Game that are younger than him. [Reporter: How old is Chris?] He’ll be 22. He’s the same age as Tanner and Tyler.

On whether “Kings management will assemble a deal” for a “high-scoring Blue Jacket”:
You talk to Kings management.

On the importance of finishing the road trip “on a high note”:
Points are precious.

On Jamie McBain’s ability to lead breakouts and get pucks up to forwards quickly:
That’s supposed to be a strength of his game.

On whether the “Cup hangover” exists:
Have you ever had one? [Reporter: I couldn’t tell you. That’s why I’m asking you.] Well, if you just checked back when they said that four years ago when we won, that’s what everybody said – there was a hangover. I said, ‘what’s a hangover? What is that?’ I don’t think there’s anything to it at all. It’s very difficult to play four seasons of hockey in three years. Unless you’re a team where you’re in a city that’s done it, you have no understanding of it.

On Ryan Johansen:
He’s a lot like Kopitar, except he shoots right and he is an impressive player, so we don’t see Ryan that much. But what we have seen of him, he’s a lot like Kopitar. I think when he has some playoff success, then they’ll talk about him like Kopi.

On whether Robyn Regehr took the morning off:
Yeah. He skated yesterday.

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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.