Black and White: Trevor Lewis / The homecoming - LA Kings Insider

Trevor Lewis’ teammates have voted him as the club’s Unsung Award recipient for five years running. Through video, photographs and testimonials from coaches, teammates and club executives, including Mike Futa’s observation that “he just doesn’t cut any corners,” Lewis’ importance to the Kings and his “lunchbucket” attributes are illustrated in a Black and White episode.

“It’s no coincidence that he’s been voted that by his teammates for five years in a row. He’ll throw his body in front of pucks, he’ll take a big hit to make a play, he’s going to run through a wall to get it done, so he has a lot of respect in the room from the coaches and the players.”
-Jeff Carter

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The Kings won only one game of their most recent five-game road trip, but it was an important game for the eight Ontario-born players. While the United States was gripped by the presidential election that night, Los Angeles skated to a 7-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre, a building that many of the players who grew up around greater Toronto saw NHL games at while they were younger. Five of the team’s seven goals that night – two scored by Jeff Carter, and one each from Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson and Kyle Clifford – were scored by Ontario natives. Black and White revisits that night, with video footage from team travel and in the stands, where the team greeted their families and friends after the game.

“Right now they’re just on top of everything.”
-Paul Doughty

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BONUS: Here’s the most recent Saturday Straight Up video, featuring Jesse Cooper of Kings Men Podcast, Joshua Cooper of Puck Daddy, and yrs truly:

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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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