New numbers! - LA Kings Insider

Via @LAKingsPR, four players will wear numbers different from those they’ve previously worn:

Derek Forbort – 7 (previously 84)
Previously worn by: Terry Gray, Bryan Campbell, Skip Krake, Dick Duff, Real Lemieux, Mike Murphy, Phil Sykes, Tomas Sandstrom, Jim Paek, Dan Quinn, Kevin Brown, Ed Olczyk, Steve McKenna, Nelson Emerson, Jaroslav Bednar, Cliff Ronning, Derek Armstrong, Rob Scuderi, Andrej Sekera

Christian Ehrhoff – 10 (previously 44)
Previously worn by: Howie Hughes, Jim Stanfield, Vic Venasky, Steve Carlson, Rick Martin, Bernie Nicholls*, Dave Morrison, Scott Gruhl, Brock Tredway, Victor Nechayev, Terry Ruskowski, Bob LaForest, Phil Sykes**, Blly O’Dwyer, Morris Lukowich, Sean McKenna, Mike Allison, Dennis Smith, Warren Rychel, Jeff Shevalier, Neal Broten, Don MacLean, Donald Audette, Mathieu Schneider, Nathan Dempsey, Alyn McCauley, Brayden Schenn, Marco Sturm, Mike Richards

Jordan Weal – 19 (previously 60)
Previously worn by: Brian Kilrea, Mike Corrigan, Howie Menard, Butch Goring, Jim Fox, Larry Robinson, Jim Thomson, John Druce, Jeff Shevalier, Russ Courtnall, Len Barrie, Bob Corkum, Nelson Emerson, Sean Avery, Kyle Calder, Kevin Westgarth

Nick Shore – 21 (previously 37)
Previously worn by: Bill White, Matt Ravlich, Al McDonough, Serge Bernier, Phil Hoene, Dennis Abgrall, Glenn Goldum, Scott Gruhl, Dave Morrison, Rick Blight, Anders Hakansson, Glen Currie, Peter Dineen, Bon Carpenter, Wayne McBean, Barry Beck, Tony Granato, Kai Nurminen, Olli Jokinen, Josh Green, Bryan Smolinski, John Tripp, Brian Willsie, Denis Gauthier, Scott Parse, Matt Frattin

*worn by Nicholls in November, 1981
**worn by Sykes in January, 1984

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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.