July 2013 - LA Kings Insider

Insiders Podcast: A soft opening

Surprise! LAKI has a podcast now. Throughout the regular season, Jon Davis of FOXSportsWest.com and I will record our thoughts on topics relevant to the Los Angeles Kings and the sport of hockey. We’ll invite local and national guests to join us, add some highlights and include audio bits fro... Read More

Ziggy Palffy retires

Ziggy Palffy, among the most skilled players to ever wear a Kings jersey, announced his retirement from hockey today. From the IIHF website: "One morning is more beautiful than the previous one, and you have other opinions. At this point, I believe that I quit. Definitive. Already I do not w... Read More

Player evaluation: Nolan

JORDAN NOLAN This season: 44 games played, 2 goals, 4 assists, 6 points, 46 penalty minutes, minus-5 rating The good: Nolan remained with the big club for the entire year and was a regular season lineup mainstay. Through his 44 games he did as many energy line right wings do: he fought, he forec... Read More
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Player evaluation: Martinez

ALEC MARTINEZ This season: 27 games played, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points, 10 penalty minutes, minus-2 rating The good: Including playoff games, the Kings were 20-11-3 with Martinez in the lineup. Their 6-1 playoff record wasn’t a fluke, as he appeared to give the team a boost in puck advancing an... Read More
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July 26: Friday afternoon links

-There are those within the Kings family that need your help. Devin Freeman, a sheriff’s deputy and 2003 recipient of the Meritorious Conduct Silver Medal, is one of them. Deputy Freeman is battling terminal liver cancer and undergoing experimental treatments across the country and could certain... 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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