Catching up with Kings video and content - LA Kings Insider

Insiders. A very happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you all. It’s a quiet evening out here in Winnipeg, and before several of us gather to watch some playoff baseball and ::checks the NHL schedule:: highlights of this afternoon’s Bruins-Senators game, here are several videos, audios and digitals of work from around the Kingdom.

–First, in case you missed it, the eve-of-season Black and White feature, Identity:

–From last night, Jesse Cohen, Dave Joseph and Jack Jablonski broke down the 4-2 win over Detroit:

–Hockey historian Mike Commito is now writing for, and he caught up with Luc Robitaille, Bernie Nicholls and Steve Duchesne to share the soundtrack of my childhood learn more about the Kings’ 1989 Venice Beach photoshoot. An excerpt:

And rightfully so, with their skates slung over their shoulders, they certainly didn’t look like your typical beach patrons. When asked about who had the most fun that day, Robitaille, now the President of the Kings, did not hesitate before answering. “Bernie Nicholls, by a mile,” he said.

“No one had more fun at doing any of those things than Bernie. He was splashing people and the photographer with his stick. He was just one of those guys who would do a lot of that stuff just to have fun,” Robitaille added.

–The season opener’s military homecoming was a poignant and emotional moment, and while it’s not internal content and requires a subscription, Josh Cooper (née LAKI) of The Athletic caught up with Major​ Douglass Rauschelbach​ ($), who surprised his four children by reuniting with them on the Staples Center ice just prior to puck drop. This was beautiful:

-Lead photo via Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images

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.