Ryan Smyth

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Examining Demers’ hit on Smyth

For those who haven't seen it, here is the hit that San Jose's Jason Demers delivered to Ryan Smyth in Game 1 last night. You can draw your own conclusion in terms of intention, severity and whether it is deserving of suspension… After practice today, Demers told the San Jose Mercury News, ``... Read More
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Something new for veteran Smyth?

Having home-ice advantage would be new to most of the Kings, even one of the more-veteran players. Ryan Smyth said today that he has never been on a team that has had home-ice advantage in any round. This will be the 11th season in which Smyth has been to the playoffs, and he has played 87 career pl... Read More
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The quest for the…crate?

In case anyone thinks there is no fun to be had during a tough hockey season, a very helpful reader named Philip passed this along. A few of the Kings have been participating in an informal 4-on-4 post-practice ``tournament,'' and it concluded yesterday with the team of Willie Mitchell, Davis Drewis... Read More
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Smyth postgame quotes

Ryan Smyth's postgame thoughts… (on the game…) SMYTH: ``Well, it’s done, so we put it behind us. We have 11 games left, and we are in control of our destiny. … There are no easy games; we can’t take any nights off. It’s very frustrating, and if you’re not frustrated in this room then you shouldn... Read More
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Home, sweet home for Smyth

Tomorrow night's game will be another ``homecoming'' game for Ryan Smyth. Playing in Edmonton is big for Smyth, because he spent parts of 12 seasons with the Oilers. Playing in Calgary is special because Smyth's hometown of Banff, Alberta, is only about 90 minutes west of Calgary. At this point, a `... Read More
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Smyth postgame quotes

Ryan Smyth's postgame thoughts… (on the game…) SMYTH: ``It's obviously nice to contribute on the power play. The power play has been lacking as of late, and that can win you or lose you hockey games. Tonight, we capitalized on two, and it was a big win for us overall.'' (on any extra motivati... Read More
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Smyth postgame quotes

Ryan Smyth's postgame thoughts… (on winning back-to-back games…) SMYTH: ``This game is not only about mistakes -- least amount of mistakes wins -- but gaining some confidence as you go, and when you put a string of wins together it gives a boost to the hockey club.'' (on playing a strong over... Read More
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Smyth postgame quotes

Ryan Smyth's postgame thoughts… (on the game…) SMYTH: ``We worked hard tonight, but little mental things happen. We've got to get more traffic, especially against a goal that is on top of his game like Bryzgalov tonight. The power play is awful. We've got to be way better, and take more responsi... Read More
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Smyth, Simmonds, Parse updates

First, the latest news. Scott Parse was on the ice today for the first time since he had hip surgery in November. Parse hit the ice in a practice jersey and sweat pants -- and skates, of course -- for some post-practice conditioning skating, but he's still probably looking at an early-March return, ... 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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