Bob Miller wins Governors Award; FSW off-season special; Jim Paek, more - LA Kings Insider

L.A. AREA EMMYS. Bob Miller was presented with the Governors Award during the L.A. Area Emmys Saturday night. The full ceremony is embedded below; for the beginning of Luc Robitaille’s introduction, jump to 1:09:40 on the YouTube player. It’s followed by a nice tribute video put together by Jack Wilson of FOX Sports West that shares testimonials from Vin Scully, Jim Hill and Fred Roggin and segues to Bob’s introduction at 1:15:55. His Jack Kent Cooke impression and the telling of a famous Rich Marotta story follows exactly two minutes after.

FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and the Kings didn’t win any Emmys beyond the Governors Award in a year in which Kobe Bryant and Vin Scully-focused work cleaned up. Graphic designer Christopher Calleton of FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket was nominated, as were Prime Ticket videographers Jake Alba and Jake Loskutoff. LA Kings Production received a nomination for Black and White series premiere The Sutter Farm. Click here for more Emmy and Telly Awards notes.

MORE FROM FOX. Meanwhile, FSW’s Kings Offseason Special airs this Wednesday after post-game Angels Live coverage. Pick up your tent stakes and head west on a cross-country road trip with new Kings television play by play broadcaster Alex Faust, and hear from top Kings draft picks Gabe Vilardi and Jaret Anderson-Dolan during their first trips to Los Angeles. (“During their first trips to El Segundo” doesn’t have the same ring.) A preview:

MAX POWER. The Daily News’ list of the 50 most powerful figures in Southern California sports is always an interesting read, one that signifies the changing of the season as it relates to Los Angeles and Orange County sports space. Gone from the list are Dean Lombardi, and Scully, for starters, and entering the list are NFL owners and Olympic and e-sports figures. Philip Anschutz clocks in at #7, Dan Beckerman isn’t far behind at #14, and Luc rounds out Kings representation at #35. For the Orange County edition, Henry Samueli enters at #16, and hey, we see you, #41, Randy Carlyle. There’s also a list of the 50 most powerful athletes, with Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar checking in at 19th and 24th.

ALUMNI. The Sutter family was inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame over the weekend, and the release contains a great photo of Darryl and his family. More from Lacombe Online. There’s another good photo here. | From the National Post: How former NHLer Jim Paek is turning South Korea into a hockey country

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

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.