Wayne Simmonds

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Simmonds postgame quotes

Wayne Simmonds' postgame thoughts… (on the game…) SIMMONDS: ``I think we could have done a better job, ourselves. We kind of let down in the last half of the game. We've got to get our focus for tomorrow night and get two points.'' (on Teemu Selanne's game…) SIMMONDS: ``Selanne is a great pl... Read More
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Simmonds postgame quotes

Wayne Simmonds' postgame thoughts… (on the two goals…) SIMMONDS: ``We're obviously without our top two scorers right now, so you've got to crash and bang the net to get results. In the playoffs, a lot of the goals, a lot of the deciding goals, are caused by crashing the net. I think that's the t... Read More
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The quest for the…crate?

In case anyone thinks there is no fun to be had during a tough hockey season, a very helpful reader named Philip passed this along. A few of the Kings have been participating in an informal 4-on-4 post-practice ``tournament,'' and it concluded yesterday with the team of Willie Mitchell, Davis Drewis... Read More
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Simmonds postgame quotes

Wayne Simmonds' postgame thoughts… (on the importance of a 4-0 road trip…) SIMMONDS: ``Definitely, especially with the playoff race being as tight as it is right now, we need every point we can possibly get. We came out on this road trip and we took all eight points. This is huge.'' (on his g... Read More
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Simmonds postgame quotes

Wayne Simmonds' postgame thoughts… (on breaking out of his scoring drought…) SIMMONDS: ``I just haven’t been getting a lot of bounces, I’ve been going to the net hard and tonight I just was getting bounces, trying to get my shots off quick, and as a result of that, I got two goals.'' (on scor... Read More
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Simmonds able to keep it going

After the Kings' overtime loss to Pittsburgh, Terry Murray made a point of praising the effort of Wayne Simmonds, with Murray noting that Simmonds' game ``was one of the first times, in a little while, that he’s had his feet going, holding onto the puck, creating some offensive opportunities and bri... Read More
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Lewis line seems on right track

As noted earlier, the Kings stayed with the same lines in practice this morning that they used in last night's game, meaning that the new-look line of center Trevor Lewis with wingers Kyle Clifford and Wayne Simmonds will get a second game together. That line didn't generate much offense -- it combi... 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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