October 10 practice notes - LA Kings Insider

Good morning, Insiders. The Kings took the ice at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning and aligned thusly:

Setoguchi-Kopitar-Brown
Purcell-Carter-Toffoli
King-Dowd-Lewis-Shore
Clifford-Andreoff-Nolan-Pearson

Muzzin-Doughty
McNabb-Martinez
Forbort-Greene
Gravel-Gilbert

-Again, nothing contractually has been officially shared, but Devin Setoguchi skated alongside Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, had a locker room stall (whereas Michael Mersch, Adrian Kempe, Paul LaDue and Kurtis MacDermid, who were not on the ice, did not) and spoke as if his opportunity with the club would be extended. “For things to work out in the right way and for me to get my opportunity, it’s not like I’m here and I’m here to stay,” he said. “It’s still, for me, an every day evaluation on my attitude, my work ethic, my play, my ability, so I’m just thankful to be here, but at the same time I know how important and how critical it is for me to push myself every day in order to get back.” More from Setoguchi to come; interestingly, Joe Thornton arranged for him to play for HC Davos last season quickly after he was released from his PTO by Toronto. Thornton played for Davos during the two most recent NHL work stoppages.

-Nick Shore took loops through the King-Dowd-Lewis line in his first practice back with the club since suffering an undisclosed injury that required “protocol” as the result of an awkward fall on the ice in his second shift on September 30 in Denver.

-Teams must trim their rosters to 23 players and be salary cap compliant by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11.

-More to come as well from Darryl Sutter, Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin…

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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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