Quick Hits

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

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

Audio: Quick hits with Roman Josi

Bern, Switzerland native Roman Josi had aspired to play soccer before realizing his gifts on on the ice. As a younger player, he had an appreciation for Joe Sakic and played forward before transitioning to defense, as he told LA Kings Insider and Nick Nickson following the Predators' morning skate. ... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Ryan Murray

The Blue Jackets have won nine games in a row, and Ryan Murray, the second pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, joined LA Kings Insider after a rare Columbus morning skate to discuss the structure of the team's defense, the desire by the team to conserve energy on game days, and reasons behind the rapid turn... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Kyle Okposo

Kyle Okposo was affected by illness over the weekend but is expected to play against Los Angeles tonight, and that's a good thing for a Sabres team that ranks last in the NHL with 56 goals but has relied on Okposo's team-leading nine goals and 18 points. While speaking with LA Kings Insider this mor... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Alex Steen

Alternate captain Alex Steen, who wears an "A" while the Blues play at home this season, has been a central figure in the Los Angeles - St. Louis rivalry this decade. One of the most detail-oriented two-way forwards in the league, Steen has provided a consistent source of scoring for a team that, li... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Dan Hamhuis

Dan Hamhuis, who signed a two-year, $7.5-million contract with Dallas over the off-season, joined LA Kings Insider to discuss the improvements in detail etched out by the Stars in a 2-1 win over Nashville on Tuesday in addition to the success the club has experienced in integrating new players such ... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Tanner Pearson

Tanner Pearson joined LA Kings Insider following the team's morning skate at the SAP Center on Monday to discuss the Kings' approach to Game 3, where improvements took place between Games 1 and 2, and how the team looks to be more consistently on the attack when the series resumes tonight in San Jos... 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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