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Audio: Quick hits with Drew Shore

Drew Shore, brother of Nick, Quentin and Baker, will play against the Los Angeles Kings tonight, marking the first Shore vs Shore meeting at the NHL level. The former Pioneer spoke about lining up against Nick for faceoffs and the culture of the University of Denver program, which is the favorite to... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Cam Talbot

What's the blogging equivalent of stick taps? Whatever they are, give 'em to Cam Talbot, who answered a variety of questions from multiple media outlets on a day in which he's tabbed to start in net. (This isn't to nobly salute someone for talking to the press, but speaking with goalies on the days ... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Michael Stone

Was Michael Stone the missing link to the Calgary Flames' success? After the 26-year-old defenseman arrived from Arizona, the Flames embarked on a 10-game winning streak and have firmly ensconced themselves in the playoff picture in the Western Conference. Firming up a defensive corps, his play has ... Read More

The view from Vancouver

VANCOUVER COURIER / PASS IT TO BULIS Will Graham: I Watched This Game: Canucks 4, Kings 3 "Anze Kopitar finally put Los Angeles on the board near the end of the second period on a power play with several Kings standing in front of the net. It's hard to blame Miller for this or any other goal. Th... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Luca Sbisa

When the dressing room doors open and Luca Sbisa is sitting at his stall, you take that opportunity to converse with the thoughtful defenseman who has put together a nice season with the Canucks, having totaled one goal, nine points and a plus-seven rating over an average of 18:03 minutes per game. ... 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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