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NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 31:  Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings and Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators battle for the puck during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Final Game between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Sanford Myers/Getty Images)

Irregular LAKI schedule this weekend

Insiders! A happy Friday to you from...Ventura County? I've returned to Southern California for a wedding in Ojai this weekend and won't connect with the team until practice Monday morning in Denver. This will be a wonderful and celebratory weekend that clearly offended the schedule makers, who tabb... Read More

Meanwhile, back in Gundo…

Good morning, Insiders. This isn't your official practice report - no, that will come later - but rather a friendly Monday morning greeting to you from Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, where the team has reconvened for a practice before shipping off to the Twin Cities. I'll have some news and not... Read More

LAKI on vaca

Good morning, Insiders. I'm off for the next two weeks and won't be checking in frequently from my top secret glacial ice cave. Technically, I'm on call next weekend should anything of interest arise, but my next day of bloggin', commentin', and Tweetin' will most likely be Monday, August 29. Until ... Read More

Meanwhile, back in Gundo…

Good morning, Insiders, and thank you for bearing with a 24-hour battery recharging period as LAKI took a personal day away from the blog. Many errands were run. Players are trickling out onto the ice for practice at Toyota Sports Center as we begin the first post-deadline skate of the 2015-16 se... Read More

Good morning, Edmonton

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Edmonton. Due to a quirk in the schedule, the Kings won't play consecutive games in the same city until November 5-7, when they host Columbus and Florida. Though there have been gaps between some of the home games, this does almost give off a feel of a L... 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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