Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, super, natural British Columbia. Ah, yes. The end-of-season Western Canada trip. Every full season since 2010-11, the Kings have traveled to play at least two teams from the Canucks/Oilers/Flames rodeo during either the final or penultimate week of the se... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Vancouver. Since descending from an overcast sky on our approach into YVR yesterday afternoon, we've experienced about as typical of a December 27-28 as one would expect in Vancouver, which is a stunningly beautiful world-class city but also very grey, da... Read More
Vancouver, BC

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders. It's kind of a big day today. Yes, it's the first day of the Kings' three-games-in-four-nights Western Canadian swing - and there will be plenty of coverage of said road trip - but it's also Opening Day. I'm not the baseball fan I once was, but ... Read More
Vancouver, BC

Good morning, Vancouver

Happy New Year's Eve, Vancouver, and Happy New Year's Eve, Insiders. Vancouver, never mind the feelings held by Kings fans towards the local NHL team, should be a wonderful place to spend a holiday. If we were to rate North American cities on New Year's Eve desirability, Vancouver would be near t... Read More
Vancouver, BC

Good morning, Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver. Surprise! It is rainy. It often rains in Vancouver. I lived in the Pacific Northwest for four years, and it was around this time of the year where the weather really began to wreak havoc on my moods. It wasn't the long, wet winters in which darkness would settle in at 5:00 ... Read More
Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning Pacific Northwest. After depicting a narrow inlet and an entrance to Stanley Park in last year's Good morning, Vancouver post, there is a markedly different view out of the hotel window this time around. We're no longer staying in Coal Harbour; instead, we'r... Read More
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Good morning, Vancouver

Depictions of the Pacific Northwest don't get much more accurate than this photo. The Bayshore West Marina and its expensive boats sit in the foreground of a narrow inlet. The entrance to Stanley Park, guarded by tall evergreen trees, lies shrouded by a veil of fog under drizzly skies. To the left, ... 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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