2019 Preseason schedule released; Training camp opens on September 12 - LA Kings Insider

The 2019 LA Kings preseason schedule is here! The Kings will play seven preseason contests, down one from 2018. The Kings will play three games at STAPLES Center, three on the road and one in a home away from home, with the second edition of the Salt Lake Shootout against the Vancouver Canucks, with the Kings as the home team.

Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 PM – Kings at Arizona, Gila River Arena (split squad)
Tuesday, September 17, 7:30 PM – Kings vs. Arizona, STAPLES Center (split squad)
Thursday, September 19, 7:30 PM – Kings vs. Vegas, STAPLES Center
Saturday, September 21, 6:00 PM – Kings vs. Vancouver, Vivint Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah – Kings are home team)
Monday, September 23, 7:30 PM – Kings vs. Anaheim, STAPLES Center
Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 PM – Kings at Anaheim, Honda Center
Friday, September 27, 7:00 PM – Kings at Vegas, T-Mobile Arena
*home games in bold / all times listed are Pacific Time

TICKETS: Tickets for the three games at STAPLES Center, in its 20th anniversary season, are on-sale now by visiting LAKings.com. All three preseason home games will include a pocket schedule giveaway. For group ticket deposits, suite inquiries or information on full or half-season season ticket memberships, call 1.888.KINGS.LA or visit LAKings.com for more information.

STILL SALTY: The final “home” game of the 2019 preseason schedule will be at a home away from home – more specifically, the home of the Utah Jazz. The Kings and Canucks return to Salt Lake City’s Vivint Smart Home Arena after the Kings took the inaugural edition by a 4-1 final in 2018. Utahans…..Utahns…..Utah natives Daniel Brickley and Trevor Lewis took part in last season’s game in a homecoming for both players. Tickets are on-sale now and available here.

OKAY, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE GAMES THAT COUNT: The 2019-20 regular season schedule will be released by the Kings and the NHL on Tuesday, June 25. This season’s schedule comes out four days later than last season, though the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals ran five days later than the 2018 edition……which is probably irrelevant but hey, got to lengthen this blog out a bit somehow.

CAMP HOPE: Also included in today’s release was the note that Kings Training Camp will begin on Thursday, September 12 at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. Further details around Development Camp and Rookie Camp will be announced at a later date. The Kings previously announced that this summer’s Development Camp will include the 2019 SoCalGas In The Pipeline Scrimmage, which will take place on Thursday, June 27 at TSC.

THE OTHER GUYS: The Kings will play a split squad series against Arizona for the second straight season, after Arizona swept last season’s pair of games. Los Angeles will not, however, renew the split squad sets with Vancouver, dropping the game North of the border and playing just the game in Salt Lake City. Los Angeles will also play a home-and-home with both Vegas and Anaheim, as it did last season.

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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


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