Good Morning, Buffalo - LA Kings Insider

Good Morning Buffalo and Good Morning Insiders!

The Kings touched down in Buffalo last night after a short flight from Detroit in advance of tonight’s meeting in Western New York.

The last time I was in Buffalo was the last time I was in my home state of New York. The date was May 28 and my dad and I were on Day 1 of our 5+ day trek across the country from Saratoga Springs to Ontario, CA. Day 1 of our trip was a Saratoga to Cleveland leg, with the majority of that trip occurring on the New York State Thruway, running from the Capital Region straight to Buffalo. It was just a little bit less snowy than the Buffalo we arrived in last night, but if it were to snow somewhere in May, Buffalo would be towards the top of that list.

Our final destination on that day was the Cleveland Indians – Chicago White Sox game at Progressive Field in Ohio. The White Sox jumped out to an early 5-1 lead but followed it up with three errors as the Indians came back to win 9-6. It was a scorching hot day, littered with pitching changes that led to a long game……but hey, walked away with a Corey Kluber bobblehead celebrating his 2017 Cy Young.

The Kings are not skating this morning on the back-to-back but plenty of content still to come today. Hoping everyone’s day in Buffalo is better than the fate of the Dunder Mifflin Buffalo Branch.

The Office Company Picnic from Andrew Weibert on Vimeo.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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