Up'n atom; roster moves coming this afternoon - LA Kings Insider

Good morning from LAX, Insiders. Shortly, the Kings will be taxiing to the runway to begin their quick, two-game post-All-Star Break road trip through Dallas and Nashville. This is an inverse of the normal protocol, when they practice at Toyota Sports Center in the morning and fly afterwards. NOT TODAY.

The team will practice in suburban Dallas shortly after arriving at Love Field, which should provide a treasure trove of news and notes. Here’s one for you: expect Jack Campbell to be the goaltender to back up Darcy Kuemper tomorrow in Dallas in the lineup spot that will be vacated due to Jonathan Quick not participating in the All-Star Game. Cal Petersen is currently taking part in AHL All-Star Game events in Utica, N.Y. – we remember that place! – and Campbell, as expected, will return to Dallas, where he will be a focal point of attention. Campbell, selected 11th overall by the Stars in 2010, spent 2010-16 under the organization’s watch and is highly thought of by those with whom he worked for roughly half a decade.

I’m expecting a somewhat lengthy press release announcing roster moves when the team takes the ice for practice later today. Keep in mind that Michael Amadio, Jonny Brodzinski and Paul LaDue took part in Ontario’s two-game Midwestern jaunt over the weekend in which they surrendered a late lead and lost in overtime at Rockford on Friday before coming from behind to defeat Milwaukee on Saturday. Michael Amadio was originally credited with a point on Friday, but according to the AHL box score, it has since been removed, so his AHL point streak ended at 17 games. He assisted on Michael Mersch’s second period goal on Saturday. Brodzinski had goals in both games.

We’re moving down the runway, so it’s time to hit [Publish], Insiders. Enjoy your week. Let’s talk soon.

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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.