September 22 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

Whether it was good to have a game that afforded special teams work:
You’re still wanting to see more of the young players you want to give an opportunity to in an exhibition game. As I said before, when you play two, there are a lot of guys…that wouldn’t normally get a game at all, so now they get an opportunity. It’s fine.

On whether Tyler Toffoli will continue to grow into a penalty killing role:
We used him lots last year killing penalties. He was a good penalty killer in junior. In fact, I think he led the Ontario league in shorthanded goals when he was 18 or 19 years old. He’s a smart player. I’m not into ‘penalty killer role’…I think we use a lot of players killing penalties. Hopefully he can grow into that at this level.

On why Justin Williams served as captain:
Older veteran player. Not that hard to figure out.

On whether “anyone stood out”:
I thought we played well. I thought we as a group played really well. It was a good game.

On whether there was anything about Slava Voynov that led to his 32:05 of ice time:
Not really. Special teams. Robyn went out for a while in the second period and for a while we only had four defensemen. Slava can handle the minutes.

On the example set by Jeff Carter in a game with a lot of younger players:
I’m more concerned with a player like Jeff that Tanner and Tyler are looking more at a unit, not ‘Jeff Carter.’ We’re trying to get some lines together, see if they can work together. [Reporter: It looked like they were going pretty strong in that first period.] I think that line was really good. They were good all night.

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#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


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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: 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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#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


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#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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