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Waking up with the Kings: March 29

In a fun, 77-shot game overflowing with storylines and played by two teams with better juice than their records or recent performances might suggest, it was Tanner Pearson that scored the game’s only shootout goal, releasing a familiar hard, accurate snapshot that a very sharp Jonathan Quick got mos... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Tanner Pearson

Well, this was unexpected: Tanner Pearson, wearing an Orca on the front and a white #70 on the back of his blue and green jersey, will play his third game against the LA Kings this season after Pittsburgh traded him to Vancouver at the trade deadline. Speaking with LA Kings Insider and other members... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. So, you may be wondering why Good Morning is up around the crack of dawn on a day (BREAKING) there will be no practice. A ha! Today is a ski day, my friends, and @alex_faust and I are heading up to Whistler to get some good turns in within some... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 15

One point in a home game against a depleted Vancouver Canucks team is not at all a preferred outcome for the LA Kings. If the Kings hold on in that game and win, 3-2, that’s a well-deserved two points from a game in which they outplayed their opponent, Ilya Kovalchuk and Alec Martinez contributed ex... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 28

How small is the LA Kings’ margin for error right now? They’ve won three of four road games, all of which have produced one non-empty net goal during regulation. While this is a team whose empire had been built largely on the ability to find a way to win deadlocked, low-scoring games, earlier teams ... 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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