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November 30 morning skate notes

Good afternoon from El Segundo, Insiders. The Kings face the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center tonight (7:30 p.m. / NBCSN / KABC 790 / I Heart Radio) and aligned at their morning skate thusly: King-Kopitar-Lewis Pearson-Carter-Toffoli Brown-Dowd-Setoguchi Gaborik-Shore-Nolan Clifford-Andreoff... Read More

October 18 morning skate notes

Good afternoon from the bowels of Xcel Energy Center, where both the Wild and Kings have concluded their morning skates and are in the process of returning to their residences and hotel rooms to catch some shuteye in advance of tonight's game (5:00 p.m. PT / FOX Sports West / FOX Sports Go / KABC 79... Read More
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October 15 practice notes

Good afternoon from Toyota Sports Center, where the Kings took part in a lengthy practice a day before their scheduled off-day. Per the new CBA, which isn't really "new" anymore, there are a certain number of mandated travel-free off-days that the players (and, once in a while, by extension, reporte... Read More

October 10 practice notes

Good morning, Insiders. The Kings took the ice at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning and aligned thusly: Setoguchi-Kopitar-Brown Purcell-Carter-Toffoli King-Dowd-Lewis-Shore Clifford-Andreoff-Nolan-Pearson Muzzin-Doughty McNabb-Martinez Forbort-Greene Gravel-Gilbert -Again, nothing contractually has been ... Read More
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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