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Good morning, Philadelphia

Good morning, Philadelphia, and good morning, Insiders. It's too bad that the Tri-State leg of this road trip ended in Brooklyn, because unlike Madison Square Garden or Prudential Center, there's no convenient means to take the train down to Philadelphia. Barclays Center sits atop the Long Island... Read More

Good morning, Calgary

Good morning, Calgary, and Happy New Year, Insiders. May you and your loved ones be touched with happiness, health and comfort in 2016. How are you celebrating the New Year? Are you still recovering from the Y2K world shutdown? We're looking forward to potentially ringing in the New Year more tha... Read More

Good morning, Utica

Good morning Utica, and hello again, Calder Cup Final. After a five hour drive from Southern New Hampshire that also included a lunch stop off Interstate 90 near Ludlow, Massachusetts, Dean Lombardi's hometown, the team arrived in drizzly Utica shortly after 4:30 p.m. local time. It should be a b... Read More

Good morning, San Jose

Good morning, San Jose, and good morning, Insiders. Yes, you read that correctly. We're in San Jose, not Santa Clara or Palo Alto or any of the other cities that have borne en masse the conglomerated commercial tech parks that straddle the wide boulevards and populate the slow-livin', suburban la... Read More

Good morning, Washington

It's a big, big day in sports. This match will determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on earth: MEXICO or PORTUGAL! The 1997-98 season was an OK year for the Kings, who finished fifth in the west behind Jozef Stumpel's career-high 79 points and fell in the first round of t... Read More

A sales pitch or two

-THIS IS A BATTLE. So the Kings and Delta are hosting a contest to find the biggest Kings fan. It’s called the Battle of the Superfans, and it’s up and running on the Kings site. The Superfan selected will win two business class tickets on Delta to New York, two nights in a hotel, and two tickets... Read More
Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

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


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.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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.