Good morning, Glendale, and get well soon, Bob - LA Kings Insider

Good morning, Glendale, and good morning, Insiders.

There are plenty of Good Morning posts to come in which we’ll have some fun and watch landing videos, but today is kind of a rough day.

Please keep Bob Miller in your thoughts and prayers today as he undergoes heart surgery. His health and wellbeing, and the wellbeing of his wife, Judy, are more important than anything that I’ll share on this site at any time this year. From Insiders and LGKers and those across the Kingdom, get well soon, Bob. We can’t wait to hear your voice and be warmed by your presence on television sets again, after a thorough and swift recovery.

On the logistics end, there will be a few changes to LA Kings Insider that will really only be noticed by site regulars. As Nick Nickson shifts over to television play by play alongside Jim Fox, I’m moving to radio play by play alongside Daryl Evans, and that will spur a few changes on game day coverage. On game days, expect afternoon stories to be quote transcripts instead of semi-lengthier articles as I prepare for that night’s broadcast, and bear with some delay in post-game notes, quotes and video posts as we establish a rhythm that leaves all bases covered. LAKI will receive some extra helping hands on the road when there is a tight turnaround; game threads will still go up and will still be moderated. There will be no changes to reporting and content on non-game days.

Thank you for understanding, and again, let’s all hope and pray for Bob’s expeditious recovery from his surgery today. Coverage from the team’s morning skate will come shortly.

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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