Simon Gagne

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2012 Cup winner Simon Gagne officially retires

Though his role had been lessened by that spring, Simon Gagne appeared in Games 3-6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final series against the New Jersey Devils and raised the Cup above his head on the Staples Center ice on June 11, 2012. Those four playoff games, in which he totaled 32:14 while playing along... Read More
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Audio of Dean Lombardi’s conference call

I'll also post interesting quotes as I continue to transcribe them. Dean Lombardi, on the Simon Gagne trade: “I think there were just a number of things. Obviously you have a veteran player whose game is clearly defined and is a very good player. wasn’t fitting in, so to speak. That said, t... Read More
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The Gagne trade and collecting draft picks

With the Kings receiving a fourth round draft pick - a third round pick if Philadelphia makes the playoffs - General Manager Dean Lombardi has continued to stockpile draft picks in the absence of a first round selection this season. At last year's draft, Columbus chose to take Los Angeles' first rou... Read More
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Gagne to Philly; conditional pick to L.A.

I'll update this as the afternoon progresses, but the Kings have sent Simon Gagne to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a conditional draft pick at the 2013 NHL Draft. Dean Lombardi is expected to chat in roughly an hour and a half, and I'll have more info on the blog at that point. Gagne ha... Read More
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Morning skate update: February 19

Updates from this morning's skate at Rexall Place: -Jonathan Quick was the first goaltender off the ice for the Kings, which would indicate that he will be tonight's starter against the Oilers. -Simon Gagne, Brad Richardson and Andrew Campbell skated longer than the rest of the team, which wou... 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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