Info: Luc Robitaille Celebrity Poker Tournament, more! - LA Kings Insider

Luc Robitaille/Shelter For Serenity Celebrity Poker TournamentSo next weekend is kind of a big deal. Frozen Fury XVII is around the corner, and with it comes the annual Luc Robitaille Celebrity Poker Tournament, which is scheduled to be held on Friday, October 2 at the MGM Grand. All proceeds benefit Echoes of Hope, Luc and Stacia Robitaille’s non-profit organization, and according to the event page, the no limit Texas Hold ’em poker tournament will feature $40,000 in cash prizes to be awarded to the top 18 finishers. Registration costs $500, and buy-ins are available for $100. To register, click here. For information, direct all inquiries to

Other upcoming events and notices:

-In preseason games tonight and Tuesday night, the Kings and Ducks are teaming up to raise money for great causes. Tonight, players from both teams will be wearing commemorative red warm-up jerseys benefiting Special Olympics Southern California, and on Tuesday, players from both teams will be wearing special jerseys supporting Hydrocephalus Association during warm-ups. All jerseys will be autographed and auctioned off through each team’s respective websites. For tonight’s game, the auction opens at 5:00 p.m. and ends Saturday at 5:00 p.m. For Tuesday’s game at Staples Center, the auction opens on September 29 at 5:00 p.m. and ends on Wednesday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m. To bid on Kings jerseys, visit For Ducks jerseys (HEY THESE ARE GREAT CAUSES SO LISTEN UP, OK), visit or text Ducks to 52182.

-The Kings and Ontario Reign are holding their annual golf tournaments on October 20, 2015 at the Pacific Palms Conference Resort in the City of Industry. To register for a Kings package, and for more information, click here. To register for a Reign package, click here.

-The Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League opens tomorrow as West Ranch travels to Kern County, Greater Santa Barbara travels to San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita travels to South County and El Segundo visits East County. For coverage of the league, and for stats and information, the official league site is a great start. LA Kings Insider will also offer LAKHSHL coverage throughout the season, most of which will take place on the “Page 2 / Ontario Reign Insider” site that is currently under development and will debut in October.

-Several FOX Sports West notes: the season preview will premier on October 3 after Frozen Fury, and the first Kings Weekly of the season will air at 10:30 p.m. on October 15.

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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.