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Waking up with the Kings: February 19

This is a really difficult spot of the season the LA Kings are in. They’ve traded their best player this season, another player entrenched in the top four on defense is injured, top-six players are in extended skids and/or recovering from injury, and they’re lacking detail and losing important momen... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 12

The Washington Capitals can both score and allow goals, and in an entertaining display of up-and-down playmaking, out-skilled and out-buried the LA Kings in the type of track meet game the visitors would have hoped to avoid. Los Angeles experienced defensive zone and transition lapses, but let’s fac... Read More

Bullet points: Rieder, Tavares, Voynov, European-based prospects, more

Several additional bullet points and quotes from today’s conference call with Rob Blake: --As noted last month, no decision on whether the Kings extend a qualifying offer to Toby Rieder has been made. You should expect a decision between the end of the draft on Saturday and when qualifying offers... Read More

Game 5 open thread

Vegas Golden Knights 3, Washington Capitals 4 Final NHL.com Preview Box Score Ice Tracker SOG: WSH 33; VGK 31 PP: WSH 1/4; VGK 1/2 First Period No scoring Second Period 1) Jakub Vrana (3) (Tom Wilson, Evgeny Kuznetsov), 6:24 2) Nate Schmidt (3) (Reilly Smith, Jonathan Marchessaul... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: March 9

Several abbreviated observations from Thursday’s 3-1 win over Washington: -After Washington’s top players generated several rush opportunities early in the game that forced Jonathan Quick into difficult saves on Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom and others, the Kings were able to find their gro... Read More

March 8 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 60-35-15 all-time against Washington, a record that includes a home mark of 35-14-7. The Kings have won eight straight home games against the Capitals, dating back to a 3-2 loss at Staples Center on December 14, 2005. Los Angeles registered the eighth season sw... 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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