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Waking up with the Kings: October 27

The LA Kings faltered in important moments and fell to 3-6-4 in their last 13 visits to St. Paul with a 5-1 road loss to a Minnesota team that out-shot them 14-7 in a third period that opened with a one-goal margin. You can argue that this game was lost on the power play. With the score tied at one,... Read More

November 24: Reign game breakdown

Reign game breakdown The Reign started their five-game homestand with a detail-oriented 3-1 victory over Stockton on Wednesday night. Jonny Brodzinski had the go-ahead goal, Mike Amadio scored as well to extend his point streak to five games and the Reign avenged a 2-1 overtime loss to the Heat las... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 5

The Los Angeles Kings, deserving winners of a 3-1 decision in Dallas on Tuesday night, have returned to Southern California after a nine-night excursion in which the challenges of NHL hockey boiled to the surface after having simmered under high heat for a successful if not mistake-free home stand. ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: October 12

During a sloppy, turnover-filled first period not atypical of very early regular season hockey, the Kings were close to padding a late two-goal lead before a failed clearing attempt on a penalty kill led to a Coyotes goal and a one-goal difference heading into the first intermission. The final 70 se... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: October 9

After a more toned down banner ceremony than that which celebrated their 2012 Stanley Cup, the Kings returned to the ice with a whimper in a home loss in which their emotional involvement did not represent the necessary step forward from what was summoned during the preseason. There will inevitably ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: June 2

Today’s number: 111.33. It’s the average regular season point total of the three teams that the Los Angeles Kings defeated to reach the Stanley Cup Final, a murderer’s row of juggernaut offensive squads fortified with claims to the throne of varying legitimacy. The Kings may have defeated the Presid... 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.