Carter, Doughty named to Pacific Division All-Star team; full rosters announced - LA Kings Insider

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The NHL announced Tuesday morning that Los Angeles Kings alternate captains Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter were named to the Pacific Division’s team for the All-Star Game that will be played at Staples Center on Sunday, January 29. The two will also participate in the annual skills competition the night before.

This is Doughty’s third consecutive (and third overall) All-Star Game, while Carter had previously been chosen to represent the Eastern Conference at the 2008-09 All-Star Game in Montreal.

Peter Budaj, who ranks third in the division with 18 wins, fifth among qualifying divisional goalies with a .916 save percentage and leads all qualifiers in the Pacific with a 2.13 goals-against average, drew heavy consideration, but because all teams must have at least one representative, and because Anaheim’s Cam Fowler drew a nomination over Arizona’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson, that left goalie Mike Smith as the lone Coyotes representative. It’s safe to assume Edmonton’s Cam Talbot and Calgary’s Chad Johnson also drew consideration for the goaltending position, along with Martin Jones, who was named to the team.

Carter, 32, has appeared in all 41 games this season and leads the club with 22 goals and 37 points. His 22 goals trail only Sidney Crosby, who leads the NHL with 26. Over an average ice time of 18:01, he has also compiled a plus-two rating, seven power play goals, one shorthanded goal and an NHL-leading seven game-winning goals.

Doughty, 27, has appeared in all 41 games this season (and 205 consecutive games overall). He ranks second amongst defensemen in points (22) and first in goals (seven) to go along with a plus-four rating and three power play goals over an ice time average of 27:13, which ranks third in the league.

The divisional teams will compete head-to-head in Saturday’s skills competition before facing off in semifinal games on Sunday as the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will meet, followed by the Pacific and Central Divisions. The winners of each game will play for the championship in a third game. All games will be played in the three-on-three overtime format with two 10-minute halves. Last year, the Pacific Division won the title, and John Scott was named the MVP of the game.


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F Jeff Carter, LAK
F Johnny Gaudreau, CGY
F Bo Horvat, VAN
F Ryan Kesler, ANA
F Connor McDavid, EDM*
F Joe Pavelski, SJS
D Drew Doughty, LAK
D Brent Burns, SJS
D Cam Fowler, ANA
G Martin Jones, SJS
G Mike Smith, ARI
Head Coach Peter DeBoer, SJS

F Patrick Kane, CHI
F Patrik Laine, WPG
F Nathan MacKinnon, COL
F Tyler Seguin, DAL
F Vladimir Tarasenko, STL
F Jonathan Toews, CHI
D Duncan Keith, CHI
D P.K. Subban, NSH*
D Ryan Suter, MIN
G Corey Crawford, CHI
G Devan Dubnyk, MIN
Head Coach Bruce Boudreau, MIN

F Nikita Kucherov, TBL
F Brad Marchand, BOS
F Auston Matthews, TOR
F Frans Nielsen, DET
F yle Okposo, BUF
F Vincent Trocheck, FLA
D Victor Hedman, TBL
D Erik Karlsson, OTT
D Shea Weber, MTL
G Carey Price, MTL*
G Tuukka Rask, BOS
Head Coach Michel Therrien, MTL

F Sidney Crosby, PIT*
F Taylor Hall, NJD
F Evgeni Malkin, PIT
F Alex Ovechkin, WSH
F Wayne Simmonds, PHI
F John Tavares, NYI
D Justin Faulk CAR
D Seth Jones CBJ
D Ryan McDonagh, NYR
G Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ
G Braden Holtby, WSH
Head Coach John Tortorella, CBJ

*denotes team captain as voted in by fans

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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.