LA Kings Roster - LA Kings Insider

LA KINGS ROSTER 2016-2017

  • Jeff Zatkoff
    Jeff Zatkoff
  • Peter Budaj
    Peter Budaj
  • Jake Muzzin
    Jake Muzzin
  • Brayden McNabb
    Brayden McNabb
  • Matt Greene
    Matt Greene
  • Tom Gilbert
    Tom Gilbert
  • Derek Forbort
    Derek Forbort
  • Nick Shore
    Nick Shore
  • Devin Setoguchi
    Devin Setoguchi
  • Teddy Purcell
    Teddy Purcell
  • Tanner Pearson
    Tanner Pearson
  • Jordan Nolan
    Jordan Nolan
  • Trevor Lewis
    Trevor Lewis
  • Dwight King
    Dwight King
  • Marian Gaborik
    Marian Gaborik
  • Nic Dowd
    Nic Dowd
  • Kyle Clifford
    Kyle Clifford
  • Dustin Brown
    Dustin Brown
  • Andy Andreoff
    Andy Andreoff
  • Alec martinez
    Alec martinez
  • Anze Kopitar
    Anze Kopitar
  • Drew Doughty
    Drew Doughty
  • Tyler Toffoli
    Tyler Toffoli
  • Jeff Carter
    Jeff Carter
  • Jonathan Quick
    Jonathan Quick
Jeff Zatkoff

#37 | 6′ 2″ | 179 lb | Age: 29

Born: Jun 9, 1987
Birthplace: Detroit, MI, USA
Position: G

Bio

Zatkoff represented the U.S. at the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Swedan where his team won bronze. The year prior, he was drafted by the Kings during the third round of the 2006 Draft. He has since played for the Penguins and most recently returned to the Kings.
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Peter Budaj

#31 | 6′ 1″ | 192 lb | Age: 34

Born: Sep 18, 1982
Birthplace: Banská Bystrica, SVK
Position: G

Bio

Budaj joined the Ontario Reign in 2015, where he secured the starting goaltender duties. He was then recalled by the Kings on an emergency basis against the Rangers in 2016 and signed an extension to remain with the Kings this season.
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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.
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Brayden McNabb

#3 | 6′ 4″ | 216 lb | Age: 25

Born: Jan 21, 1991
Birthplace: Davidson, SK, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

McNabb took home gold with Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament prior to joining the NHL. He was traded to the Kings in 2014 and has since resigned a new two-year contract with Los Angeles.
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Matt Greene

#2 | 6′ 3″ | 229 lb | Age: 33

Born: May 13, 1983
Birthplace: Grand Ledge, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers at the 2002 Draft, Greene currently serves as the alternate captain for the Kings, with whom he has won two Stanley Cups.
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Tom Gilbert

#14 | 6′ 2″ | 202 lb | Age: 33

Born: Jan 10, 1983
Birthplace: Bloomington, MN, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Known by most scouts for his two-way ability in both ends of the ice, Gilbert was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 2002. Most recently, he has signed with the Kings, his fifth NHL club.
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Derek Forbort

#24 | 6′ 4″ | 212 lb | Age: 24

Born: Mar 4, 1992
Birthplace: Duluth, MN, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

In 2013, Forbort signed his entry-level contract with the Kings. Prior to, he played for the U.S. national team at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships, winning bronze. Forbort is projected to become a two-way defenseman in the NHL.
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Nick Shore

#21 | 6′ 1″ | 194 lb | Age: 24

Born: Sep 26, 1992
Birthplace: Denver, CO, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Shore played hockey for the University of Denver before being drafted by the Kings in 2011. He went on to play his first 2 seasons with the Manchester Monarchs, prior to joining the Kings.
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Devin Setoguchi

#10 | 6′ 0″ | 205 lb | Age: 29

Born: Jan 1, 1987
Birthplace: Taber, AB, CAN
Position: RW
Handedness: Right

Bio

New to the Kings, Setuguchi agreed to a professional try-out contract before successfully completing training camp and pre-season. He was then signed to a one-year, two-way contract on the night of the 2016-17 season.
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Teddy Purcell

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 31

Born: Sep 8, 1985
Birthplace: St. John’s, NL, CAN
Position: LW
Handedness: Right

Bio

Moving to the States from Canada to study and play hockey, Purcell joined the AHL Manchester Monarchs in 2007 to play in his first professional season. He then went on to play for Florida, Edmonton, and Tampa Bay before returning to the Kings club this year.
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Tanner Pearson

#70 | 6′ 1″ | 208 lb | Age: 24

Born: Aug 10, 1992
Birthplace: Kitchener, ON, CAN
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Pearson played for Canada at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he was part of the bronze medal winning team. Later that year, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings. By 2013, he was chosen as one of the “black aces” for the Kings taxi squad during the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Jordan Nolan

#71 | 6′ 3″ | 219 lb | Age: 27

Born: Jun 23, 1989
Birthplace: Garden River, First Nations, ON, CA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

In 2010, Nolan was signed by the LA Kings to a three-year, entry-level contract. He spent the next two seasons with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL before he was recalled to join the Kings in 2012, where he scored his first career NHL playoff goal.
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Trevor Lewis

#22 | 6′ 1″ | 199 lb | Age: 27

Born: Jan 8, 1987
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Lewis was drafted by the Kings in the 2006 Draft, following an award-winning season in the United States Hockey League with the Des Moines Buccaneers. In 2012, Lewis won the Stanley Cup with the Kings, their first championship in franchise history.
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Dwight King

#74 | 6′ 4″ | 232 lb | Age: 27

Born: Jul 5, 1989
Birthplace: Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

King was drafted in the 2007 Draft by the Kings. In 2010, he played in his first NHL game with the Kings against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Canadian left-winger has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.
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Marian Gaborik

#12 | 6′ 1″ | 205 lb | Age: 34

Born: Feb 14, 1982
Birthplace: Trencin, SVK
Position: RW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Gaborik was traded to the Kings in 2014, from the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he went on to lead the Kings in the playoffs and win his first Stanley Cup. The Slovakian right-winger, a pending free agent at the time, then opted to remain with the Kings.
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Nic Dowd

#26 | 6′ 1″ | 175 lb | Age: 26

Born: May 27, 1990
Birthplace: Huntsville, AL, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Dowd is a current forward for the Kings and was selected by LA in the 7th round of the 2009 Draft. Prior to the Kings, he played for the St. Cloud State Huskies in the NCAA Men’s Division I National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
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Kyle Clifford

#13 | 6′ 2″ | 206 lb | Age: 25

Born: Jan 13, 1991
Birthplace: Ayr, ON, CAN
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Drafted to the Kings in 2009, Clifford is currently playing left wing. In 2010, he earned a roster spot with the Kings out of training camp. That same year, he scored his first NHL goal in December against Calgary Flames.
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Dustin Brown

#23 | 6′ 0″ | 206 lb | Age: 31

Born: Nov 4, 1984
Birthplace: Ithaca, NY, USA
Position: RW
Handedness: Right

Bio

Brown, known for his physical, north-south style of game, was drafted by the Kings in the first round of the 2003 NHL Draft. He plays an effective two-way game and has matured into an elite defensive and penalty killing forward. Brown was also the alternate captain of Team USA at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Andy Andreoff

#15 | 6′ 1″ | 203 lb | Age: 25

Born: May 17, 1991
Birthplace: Pickering, ON, CAN
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Andreoff was selected by the Kings in the 3rd round of the 2011 Draft. The Canadian player served five seasons of major junior hockey with the Oshawa General of the OHL before signing with the Kings in 2011.

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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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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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.
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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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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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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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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.
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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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