This and That: Number changes, Luc interviews, golf tournament photos - LA Kings Insider

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–The Kings will continue to honor Chrissy Duarte and the victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shooting. Click here if you would like to make a donation in Chrissy’s honor to Kings Care Foundation.

–Number switches, via the Kings. Michael Amadio moves from 52 to 10, while Paul LaDue sheds his 38 in favor of 2, worn by fellow North Dakota product Matt Greene. (LaDue wore 6 at North Dakota.) Here’s Matt Greene stepping up to make a hit on Barry Tallackson:

2005 Frozen Four Semi-Final. Elsa/Getty Images

Players to have previously worn 2: Matt Greene, Richard Petiot, Bryan Muir, Frantisek Kaberle, Doug Zmolek, Darryl Sydor, Alexei Zhitnkik, Brian Benning, Jim Wiemer, Craig Redmond, Ken Hammond, Mike McEwen, Howard Scruton, Jim Brown, Bob Gladney, Dean Turner, Al Sims, Trevor Johansen, Rick Chartraw, Randy Manery, Ab DeMarco, Bart Crashley, Terry Harper, Bill Mikkelson, Bob Woytowich, Dale Hoganson, Bob Wall

Players to have previously worn 10: Toby Rieder, Devin Setoguchi Kris Versteeg, Christian Ehrhoff, Mike Richards, Marco Sturm, Brayden Schenn, Alyn McCauley, Nathan Dempsey, Mathieu Schneider, Donald Audette, Don MacLean, Neal Broten, Jeff Shevalier, Warren Rychel, Dennis Smith, Mike Allison, Sean McKenna, Morris Lukowich, Billy O’Dwyer, Phil Sykes, Bob LaForest, Terry Ruskowski, Victor Nechayev, Brock Tredway, Scott Gruhl, Dave Morrison, Bernie Nicholls, Rick Martin, Steve Carlson, Vic Venasky, Jim Stanfield, Howie Hughes

Apparently Bernie Nicholls wore #10 in November, 1981. Who knew?

Bernie Nicholls, Chris Kontos. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

–Luc Robitaille spoke about the team, the LA Kings Audio Network (5:00 mark on the KLAC interview, which is the best one; 1:20 on the KOST interview; 20 seconds into the KBIG interview), the Vegas Golden Knights and hiking while joining three radio stations last week:

Click here to access and bookmark the Kings’ media guide.

–Bovada has shared that since releasing their team-by-team point lines, the heaviest \OVER bets are St. Louis (97.5), Edmonton (91.5) and Arizona (81.5%), and the heaviest UNDER bets are Montreal (80.5), Ottawa (69.5) and Winnipeg (105.5). Also via Bovada:

LA Kings Point Total Over/Under
Anze Kopitar: 79.5
Ilya Kovalchuk: 60.5
Jeff Carter: 55.5
Drew Doughty: 55.5

–From LA Kings Production:

–Photos from today’s LA Kings Golf Tournament benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles:

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.