Rempal recalled; Brown, Quick practicing; new practice lines - LA Kings Insider

A good morning to you, Insiders. You look wonderful today. Quick notes from the outset of today’s practice:

–SHELDON REMPAL HAS BEEN RECALLED. With one goal in three of their FOUR games on the most recent trip, the LA Kings recalled FOUR-ward Sheldon Rempal, who totaled FOUR goals and FOUR assists in FOUR games with Ontario and was recalled by FOUR-mer number FOUR Rob Blake. Please send help.

The Kings are in need of scoring and skating, and Rempal provided the both while with the Reign. He doesn’t have the most high-caliber shot, but isn’t afraid to make hard moves to the net and showed off good shiftiness and acceleration while in training camp and the start of Ontario’s season. He totaled 23 goals and 46 points in 39 games during his 22-year-old sophomore season at Clarkson University before signing with Los Angeles in late March, and keeping in line with other L.A. rookies, is also from Calgary. Because Los Angeles was at 22 players prior to the recall, they did not need to make a corresponding (FOUR-esponding?) move. He is a player who has the potential to add to the team’s overall speed.

DUSTIN BROWN, JONATHAN QUICK PRACTICE. Quick is very close. Given that he took the TSC “starter’s crease,” and that Jack Campbell was on the opposite end of the ice and Peter Budaj started practice in the neutral zone, yes, it does appear Quick’s return is imminent.

Brown wore a red, non-contact jersey and is not eligible to return until October 28 because of his LTIR designation. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him return against the New York Rangers on that date, but if he doesn’t, he’ll be expected back in one of the games shortly thereafter.

PRACTICE LINES. They are as follows:

Gray: Iafallo-Kopitar-Toffoli
Blue: Kovalchuk-Amadio-Carter
White: Wagner-Kempe-Lewis
Yellow: JAD-Thompson-Rempal
Purple: Pearson-Clifford
Red No-Contact: Brown

Lots more to come after today’s skate. Please excuse all puns/delirium. Lead photo via Icon Sportswire.

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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.