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Audio: Quick Hits with Kris Letang

Kris Letang is a long-time member of the Pittsburgh Penguins' core. The defenseman was part of the organization's 2009 Stanley Cup and notched 15 points in the Pens' 2016 Cup run. In 2017 he was sidelined in the playoffs because of neck surgery so he didn't partake in the Pens' Cup run on the ice th... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Stephen Johns

Defenseman Stephen Johns has committed himself to hard minutes as part of a thriving Dallas Stars team game that relies on the full commitment from all 20 players in any given lineup. While offense has increased across the league this season, Dallas' goals-against have actually decreased from 3.17 p... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Brock Boeser

Brock Boeser hasn't scored in six straight games - which means that he'll enter tonight's game with a paltry 22 goals in 44 games played. The talented young sniper spoke with LA Kings Insider earlier this morning about a healthier Canucks team that should benefit from its renewed lineup balance as w... Read More

Audio: LAKI joins Kings Men Podcast

Insiders! A very happy morning to you. Whether you're in the car or at home or simply sipping brandy in a comfortable chair and catching up on your favorite hockey podcasts, you're in the right spot for the newest LAKI/KMP, in which Jesse and I reflect on the first half of the season and look ahead... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Mark Giordano

Flames captain Mark Giordano joined LA Kings Insider from a busy Calgary dressing room Thursday morning to discuss the second installment of a rivalry that has perked up in recent years even though the former Smythe Division foes haven't met in the playoffs since 1993. Discussing the rivalry, the Fl... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Nic Dowd

It was fun to reconnect this morning with Nic Dowd, the friendly and intelligent center who was drafted by Los Angeles in the seventh round in 2009 and will appear in his 100th NHL game tonight. Speaking with LAKI, Dowd weighed in on his abrupt organizational change and the culture of playing in a h... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Dylan Larkin

Speedster Dylan Larkin joined LA Kings Insider from the Red Wings' dressing room inside Little Caesars Arena, where his locker stall was situated between Luke Glendening's and Justin Abdelkader's. That's a row of Michiganders who remained in-state to play NCAA hockey, and Larkin discussed the in-roo... Read More
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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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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