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Audio: Quick hits with Vince Dunn

St. Louis relies on consistent production from their blue line, and 22-year-old 2015 second round pick Vince Dunn is leading all Blues defensemen in scoring with eight points. In line with the modern-era defensemen, Dunn skates well, moves the puck briskly and gets shots through to the net and will ... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Dominik Kahun

Dominik Kahun is a 23-year-old rookie forward who signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks over the spring after a tremendous run with DEL-Munich and the German National team. Speaking with LA Kings Insider this morning, Kahun discussed Marco Sturm's coaching and communicat... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Julius Honka

The Dallas Stars will be without Alexander Radulov tonight, and are in the process of making a decision on whether they'll go with six or seven defensemen. 23-year-old Jyväskylä native Julius Honka has been alternating spots on the blue line with Connor Carrick and will likely be in for tonight's ga... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Kyle Connor

The last time the LA Kings visited Winnipeg, Kyle Connor potted two goals - one of which was the overtime game-winner - as part of a 31-goal, 21-year-old season. Two months shy of his 22nd birthday, Connor has two goals and three points to begin the 2018-19 season and joined LA Kings Insider to disc... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Charlie Coyle

Stick taps to Minnesota forward Charlie Coyle, who provided an excellent scouting report on the Wild and what they strive to accomplish on the forecheck. It's a good glimpse into the blueprints of a team known for its structured play, and Coyle, as a power forward with good hands and a nose for the ... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Brock Boeser

Brock Boeser hasn't scored in six straight games - which means that he'll enter tonight's game with a paltry 22 goals in 44 games played. The talented young sniper spoke with LA Kings Insider earlier this morning about a healthier Canucks team that should benefit from its renewed lineup balance as w... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Mark Giordano

Flames captain Mark Giordano joined LA Kings Insider from a busy Calgary dressing room Thursday morning to discuss the second installment of a rivalry that has perked up in recent years even though the former Smythe Division foes haven't met in the playoffs since 1993. Discussing the rivalry, the Fl... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Nic Dowd

It was fun to reconnect this morning with Nic Dowd, the friendly and intelligent center who was drafted by Los Angeles in the seventh round in 2009 and will appear in his 100th NHL game tonight. Speaking with LAKI, Dowd weighed in on his abrupt organizational change and the culture of playing in a h... Read More
Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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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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