May 2018 - LA Kings Insider

Player evaluation: Pearson

Harry How/Getty ImagesTANNER PEARSON This season: 82 games, 15 goals, 25 assists, 40 points, 27 penalty minutes, +11 rating, 180 shots, +2.7% CF%Rel, 1.017 PDO, 15:58 time on ice The good: The 2017-18 season was a peculiar one for Tanner Pearson, who battled some early season inconsistency to g... Read More

Vegas-Winnipeg Game 3 open thread

A good evening to you, Insiders, on this May 16. Here you stood in the cosmos, some four years earlier, wondering if Jeff Schultz could hold up for one more game and whether Justin Williams could make it six-for-six in Game 7s, and hey, maybe just maybe the Kings might be able to get to the young Jo... Read More

Player evaluation: Amadio

Aaron Poole/NHLIMICHAEL AMADIO This season: 37 games, 4 goals, 4 assists, 8 points, 8 penalty minutes, -2 rating, 28 shots, -2.6% CF%Rel, 0.997 PDO, 9:19 time on ice The good: After a more assertive training camp, Michael Amadio made a strong early impression as a responsible right-handed cente... Read More

Player evaluation: Muzzin

Aaron Poole/NHLIJAKE MUZZIN This season: 74 games, 8 goals, 34 assists, 42 points, 40 penalty minutes, +10 rating, 154 shots, +4.9% CF%Rel, 1.012 PDO, 21:39 time on ice The good: Jake Muzzin, like Dustin Brown, Hart Trophy finalist Anze Kopitar and Norris Trophy finalist Drew Doughty, is among ... Read More

Game 7 open thread

The two best teams in hockey -- at least according to the regular season standings -- face off at Bridgestone Arena in a winner-take-all elimination game that caps off one of the best Stanley Cup Playoffs series since Kings-Blackhawks, 2014. Who do you have in this Central Division slugfest? Wh... Read More
Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

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

Bio

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.
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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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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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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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