Introducing: Jacob Moverare - LA Kings Insider

2016 NHL CombineFourth Round, 112nd overall: Jacob Moverare
Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
DOB: 8/31/98
Height: 6’2
Weight: 198

NHL Central Scouting final ranking: 12 (European skaters)
NHL Central Scouting midterm ranking: 9 (International skaters)
Stats (SuperElit U-20 – HV71): 41 GP, 5 G, 16 A, 21 Pts, 22 PIM, +3

On being drafted by Los Angeles:
It’s definitely an amazing feeling. I was so happy when they said my name, because it’s an incredible organization. They have two Stanley Cups in three, four years. It’s an honor.

On whether he sensed that Los Angeles was interested in drafting him:
I had a meeting with them at the combine, and it felt really god, so I had a little bit of a feeling that they were maybe going to pick me, but you can never be sure.

On whether he has ever been to Southern California:
No, never. [Reporter: It’s nice weather, an exciting place. Interested to get out there and meet other prospects and try to make the team?] I’m looking forward to the development camp very much.

On how he’d describe himself as a defenseman:
I’m a two-way defenseman but more at the defensive zone, and I think my strength is I read the game kind of good and have a good first past.

On whether he’s familiar with Adrian Kempe:
Yeah, I’ve seen him play, and he’s a really good player.

On what he’ll need to improve on to earn a chance at making the team:
The biggest thing I need to improve is my skating. I really need to get that to a much higher level, so that’s the main focus I’m going to have in training, and also get stronger. But the biggest focus is my skating.

Jacob Moverare reports: The Hockey Writers | SB Nation | NHL Draft Site

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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.