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Waking up with the Kings: December 1

After flexibly bending to the terminal limits of an ugly defensive slog, the LA Kings finally broke in the third period and fell 4-1 to Calgary after a pair of empty-net goals provided a more accurate reading of the blitz they faced over the final half of the game than had been indicated when the te... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and good morning, Insiders. Hello from the team hotel downtown, one I'll always remember from a Silvertips road trip early in the 2007-08 season. Every time we arrive here - which is often late at night - I think back to my first extended road trip in the WHL, and how our c... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 11

There’s no life or juju right now with the LA Kings, who had trouble generating and converting higher-danger scoring opportunities for the second consecutive game. Unlike Thursday night, they started slowly, and for the first 10 minutes there wasn’t enough execution to counter a higher-pace Calgary ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: March 27

One down, five to go. Perhaps not to the extent as Thursday’s game – the Coyotes, 14-7-2 in their last 23, have wreaked some havoc on late-season Kings pushes before – Monday’s “must-win” game against the Flames did serve up a small helping of heebie-jeebies, not by virtue of the limited personnel i... Read More

March 26 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 97-112-30 all-time against the Calgary franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 59-46-13. The Kings and Flames were both 2-1-1 in the season series, with both teams going 1-0-1 at home and 1-1-0 on the road. With the loss, Calgary was officially elimina... Read More
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.