Sutters at the Memorial Cup; catching up with Kings video - LA Kings Insider

Darryl Sutter and his brothers have been in Red Deer, Alberta, where the Brent Sutter-owned/managed/coached Red Deer Rebels are 1-1 through their first two games of the Memorial Cup. On Sunday, the Sutter family was recognized by the Western Hockey League as Commissioner Ron Robison presented Darryl, Brian, Duane, Brent, Rich and Ron with the WHL Milestone Award. Sadly, the video provided by the league isn’t embeddable; you’ll have to click the link.

Darryl Sutter played one full season in the WHL, totaling 81 points in 68 games for the Lethbridge Broncos (the team has since returned to Swift Current, Saskatchewan) in 1977-78. After being selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 11th round of the 1978 draft, he spent the 1978-79 season playing professionally in Japan, a time I look forward to learning more about with Darryl next season and sharing with you as part of a feature on LAKings.com.

If you recall back to the halcyon days of the spring of 2015, you may remember that Kings prospect Matt Mistele won the Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals. No Los Angeles prospects are currently playing for Brandon (WHL champion), London (OHL champion), Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL champion) or Red Deer (host team) in this year’s tournament.

Over at LAKings.com, the top 20 moments of the 2015-16 season are being chronicled as part of a recurring video series. Here are moments 20-15:

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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