December 2014 - LA Kings Insider

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Insiders! It seems a bit off wishing you a Happy New Year at 7:58 p.m., but I'm not sure I'll be around the computer when the ball drops up here in the Pacific Northwest. From James and I at LA Kings Insider, and from those within the Kings' digital media and content teams, we wish y... Read More

The View from Edmonton

EDMONTON JOURNAL Jim Matheson: Perron scores Oilers’ winning goal in shootout "David Perron, the fourth Oilers shooter, deked Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick to give Edmonton a 3-2 shootout victory and end a nine-game losing streak." Joanne Ireland: MacTavish ready to play GM again ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 31

All the talk about Los Angeles’ underlying numbers supporting the position that they’re heading in the right direction means very little when they fall behind 2-0 to the league’s worst team before clawing away to tie the game and losing in a shootout. The Kings may have salvaged a point against the ... Read More

Good morning, Vancouver

Happy New Year's Eve, Vancouver, and Happy New Year's Eve, Insiders. Vancouver, never mind the feelings held by Kings fans towards the local NHL team, should be a wonderful place to spend a holiday. If we were to rate North American cities on New Year's Eve desirability, Vancouver would be near t... Read More

December 30 postgame notes

-With the shootout loss, Los Angeles fell to 73-79-39 all-time against Edmonton, a record that includes an away mark of 35-43-12. Despite the shootout loss, the Kings extended their point streak at Rexall Place to 13 games (11-0-2). -Los Angeles’s franchise-record seven game winning streak again... 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.