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Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, and good morning, Insiders. It was a cool and damp night in Nashville on Wednesday with weather not unlike that which blanketed the Southland at the same time. Drizzle fell from an overcast sky with temperatures in the low 50's, which isn't uncommon for this time of the y... Read More

Good morning, Boston

Good morning, Boston, and good morning, Insiders. The traveling party hopped over the Tri-State megalopolis on a 44-minute flight from Philadelphia to Boston and, because of the late Flyers goal followed by a six-round shootout, pulled up adjacent to Boston Common at 1:00 a.m. As we arrived, lurk... Read More

Good morning, Philadelphia

Good morning, Philly, good morning, William Penn and good morning, Insiders. The LA Kings loaded up a pair of buses and trucked south on the New Jersey Turnpike after Tuesday's game, arriving in Philadelphia at midnight. There were no stops at the Vince Lombardi Service Area. At certain hotel... Read More

Good morning, Newark

Good morning, Newark, and good morning, Insiders. After a pair of brilliant days in New York, the LA Kings' unseasonably warm Grammy Trip continues in Newark. Or, Newark-adjacent, if such a designation exists. You could tee off from the roof of this hotel and hit an entrance to the New Jersey Tur... Read More

Good morning, New York

INSIDERS. A happy Monday morning to you from the Financial District. Before we go any farther, here are the updated all-time LAKI Insider Standings: Jessi McDonald: 1.000 (2-0-0) James Nicholson: 1.000 (1-0-0) Rich Hammond: .598 (132-84-30) Jon Rosen: .587 (229-154-47) Josh Cooper: .545 (6-5-... Read More

Good morning, Dallas

Good morning, Dallas, and good morning, Insiders. Regrettably, I am projecting no Munters views this season. Perhaps I could sneak into a room on the opposite side of the hotel and share the pictures of the league's finest industrial cooling system, but I'd prefer to continue blogging on this tri... Read More

Good morning, St. Paul

Good morning, St. Paul, and good morning, Insiders. Finally, I'll address the question you've all desperately - wantonly - asked and have called out in the middle of the night for years upon years. What makes a good road hotel? There are a number of criteria that go into determining this. A... Read More

Good Morning, Las Vegas

Good Morning 2019! And also, a good morning to Las Vegas and good morning to you, Insiders! The team left Colorado after last night's overtime win, getting into Las Vegas just shy of the New Year - All of us on the staff bus last night were wondering if we'd make it into Vegas before midnight. As... Read More

Good Morning, Denver

Good Morning Colorado, Good Morning Insiders and Good Morning, for the final time, 2018! The Kings traveled to the state of Colorado yesterday afternoon following a morning practice in El Segundo, in advance of tonight’s matchup with the Avalanche. For myself, the travel was a bit different and C... Read More

Good Morning, Pittsburgh

Good Morning Pittsburgh and Good Morning Insiders! The Kings flew into the Steel City late last night, or early this morning, depending on how you look at it and will be back on the ice for practice later today. Pittsburgh marks the final of four stops on this week-long trip and the third... Read More

Good Morning, Columbus

Good Morning Insiders and Good Morning Columbus! Another short flight last evening after last night’s game and the Kings have arrived in their third city in three nights – Columbus, Ohio. I still have visions of the old Columbus logo, the mark they had when they started as an NHL franchise. I... Read More

Good Morning, Buffalo

Good Morning Buffalo and Good Morning Insiders! The Kings touched down in Buffalo last night after a short flight from Detroit in advance of tonight's meeting in Western New York. The last time I was in Buffalo was the last time I was in my home state of New York. The date was May 28 and ... Read More

Good Morning, Detroit

Good morning Detroit and Good Morning, Insiders! Your first Good Morning blog of this four-game road trip and an introduction that I will be taking you on this ride for the first time. Excited to share my voice a little bit more to the NHL readers and what better way to start doing so than with t... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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