Kings, FOX Sports West announce broadcast details - LA Kings Insider

FOX Sports West will telecast 79 LA Kings games this season, the team and station announced Tuesday. In addition to 77 regular season games, the broadcast schedule includes the pre-season games against Vancouver in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 24 and against Anaheim in Los Angeles on September 29. Both preseason games will be carried by Prime Ticket, which will also air the Kings’ pre-season game called by the Ducks’ broadcast crew in Anaheim on September 26.

To drop the puck on the upcoming season, the LA Kings Season Preview Special will debut on September 24 at 9 p.m. on Prime Ticket following live coverage of that night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks.

NBCSN will broadcast the remaining five games: January 15 at Minnesota, January 21 versus St. Louis, February 21 at Nashville, February 25 at Tampa Bay and March 10 at Anaheim. The first 46 games of the regular season will be broadcast by FOX Sports West, which includes the October 23 game at Dallas that will be carried on KCOP-13.

All games broadcast by FOX Sports West and KCOP-13 will also be available on the FOX Sports GO app, available to iOS and Android users. Streaming is also available on smart devices such as AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, Roku and Xbox One.

Alex Faust will return for his second season as the Kings’ television play by play broadcaster, while Jim Fox will join him in his 29th year as the television color analyst. Patrick O’Neal will return for his 14th season as television host and will be joined by Daryl Evans for all road games, while Jarret Stoll will return to LA Kings live for home telecasts. Former in-arena host Carrlyn Bathe of XTRA Point will join the telecast to deliver interviews, reports and social media updates while at home, and LAKI will again share reports, interviews and Alec Martinez photobombs before and after road telecasts. LA Kings Live returns prior to and immediately following all home (from the Star Plaza outside STAPLES Center) and road telecasts. Sean O’Donnell has taken on a more full-time role in player development and will not be on this year’s home broadcasts.

Alex Curry will continue to take fans behind the scenes with feature stories, interviews and reports on LA Kings Weekly. The half-hour show premieres after the Kings-Canadiens game October 11 on FOX Sports West and will air every Thursday night.

Producer Steven Dorfman, known familiarly as Hoover, will begin his 10th season on Kings telecasts, while Mike Hassan will return to direct the telecasts, a position he has held since 1995. Joel Goodling will return for his sixth season producing LA Kings Live.

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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.