December 2013 - LA Kings Insider

December 31 postgame notes

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 83-99-40 all-time against the Stars, which includes a record of 33-60-18 on the road. -The loss marked only the third time in the last 16 visits to the American Airlines Center in which Los Angeles failed to earn a point. -The Kings are 5-7-1 against the Cent... Read More

Game 41: Los Angeles at Dallas

Dallas Stars 3, Los Angeles Kings 2 Third Period, 16:45 remaining Radio Feed Five Things to Watch for on FOX Sports West LA Kings Insider Preview Box Score Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 21, DAL – 24 PP: LAK – 1/3; DAL – 2/4 First Period 1) LAK PPG - Jeff Carter (13) (Mike Richards, Drew Dou... Read More

Rehab assignment for Quick

LA Kings Insider learned in a chat with Kings general manager Dean Lombardi that Jonathan Quick, who suffered a Grade 2 groin strain on November 12 in Buffalo, will be sent to Manchester as part of a rehabilitation assignment. Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times also reported on the news. Pe... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 31

For the first time in the 2013-14 season, the Kings and their opponents played in a playoff-like game that provided a potential glimpse of what a late spring game between Los Angeles and Chicago could look like, lest anyone had forgotten. Often the reaction to an up-and-down, trading chances game in... Read More

Good morning, Dallas

Good morning and Happy New Year, Insiders. You will be happy to know that our hotel in the charming Uptown neighborhood of Dallas is reknowned for its Munters units. Here's a shot from the second floor Munters Observatory: It was a late touch down at Love Field in Dallas - so late that there ... Read More

December 30 postgame notes

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 77-83-22 all-time against the Blackhawks, which includes a record of 37-45-11 in Chicago. -The Kings are 5-6-1 against the Central Division and 20-5-3 against all other teams. -The Kings have lost three consecutive games in regulation for the first time since ... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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.