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Good morning, Raleigh

Good morning, Raleigh, and good morning, Insiders. Nothing to see from this hotel room. The end of the trip - as well as the road portion of the 2018-19 schedule - is in view. After our flight home, there are a pair of Arizona-Anaheim jaunts and a Western Canada three-in-four, and then the cold, ... Read More

Good Morning, Raleigh

Greetings from Raleigh, N.C., Insiders where the weather is a bit cooler and cloudier than what we had in Florida. Now I can finally start digging into the winter clothing – though it’s 70 degrees today, we’re supposed to see a 20-plus degree drop here in the next couple of days. As you can see by t... Read More

The view from Carolina

Raleigh News & Observer Canes drop fifth straight with 3-0 loss to Kings "By game’s end, the Canes (21-20-7) looked back at missed chances. Sebastian Aho had some good looks, once firing a shot that glanced off Budaj’s stick, then the crossbar. The Canes also had a pair of power plays in each ... Read More

Good morning, Raleigh

Good morning, North Carolina, and good morning, Insiders. For the first time in something like 30 years, give or take, we saw blue sky. Imagine that! After a rainy weekend in New York that followed a rainy week in Los Angeles, we descended upon Raleigh with nary a cloud to be seen and deplaned in... Read More

Behold: PNC Arena

PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes since 1999, opened the same year as Staples Center. The only problem? The Hurricanes had moved from Hartford two years prior. For the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons, the Hurricanes practiced in the area but played their home games in the cavernous Greensboro C... Read More

Good morning, Raleigh

It's almost time to head downstairs, so let's get down to brass tacks. The Kings are playing the Hurricanes tonight. As you may have noticed from yesterday's spellbinding video, it is drizzly and cool in North Carolina. We're not actually in central Raleigh, but rather in the upscale North Hills "mi... Read More

Landing in Raleigh-Durham

Where did the day go? After taking off from LAX shortly after 9:00 this morning, the team plane touched down at Raleigh-Durham International Airport at a quarter to five local time, having passed across the entire continent while leapfrogging the Mountain and Central time zones. We were greeted by a... 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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