Photos, videos: Kings at Long Beach All-City Beach Day; On the Bench - LA Kings Insider

More excellent August #content, courtesy of Olli Postanin and Jacob Ardown, the On the Bench Boys. Extended stick taps go to LA Kings Production for unearthing these sick fundie videos.

First, Kyle Clifford learns how he can “muck it up a little better.”

Even though Clifford doesn’t have a history of hitting guys in the numbies, this instruction should still serve him well for this season and beyond. Likewise for Tyler Toffoli, who looks to improve from being pretty average at sniping top corns.

Click here for Jeff Carter learning how to celly. On the subject, let’s raise a glass to 2012’s The Fame Makers, brought to you by Funny or Die. And, hey, since we’re just throwing out videos willy-nilly these days, here’s the post-game show from April 7, 1982, Game 1 of the Smythe Division semi-final series with Edmonton and three days before the Miracle on Manchester.

Future broadcast partners! (via Mike Matthews)

Daryl Evans’ Game 3 winner remains among the most famous goals in the history of the sport, but don’t forget the Kings won two of three games at Northlands Coliseum that series and only lost Game 2 in overtime. Also, does anyone else remember that bumper music leading into the post game show? I think I remember listening to that very song while heading north on Prairie away from The Forum after games in the middle-to-late 1980’s, and from my interrupted memory I think Bob begins the pre-game show before the jam gets really good. This is probably crazy, but does anyone have a recording of that music? You know where to find me.

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Also, the Kings have in recent years participated in the Long Beach All City Beach Day; last year it kicked off the team’s Forever 50 community campaign. On Friday, over 2,000 kids from Long Beach parks and camps joined to play ball hockey and beach sports, build sandcastles, dance, eat pizza, and for some, it was their first ever trip to the beach. The event also began the registration for Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Fall Sports, where “LA Kings Ball Hockey” will be featured for the first time. More information will continue to be posted to the city’s Parks, Recreation and Marine website. Naturally, Bailey oversaw a smooth operation.

-all photos courtesy of Kings PR

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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.