A list of all the cities the Kings have ever played in - LA Kings Insider

Good afternoon from El Segundo, where I’m sharing a project undertaken by radio play by play broadcaster Nick Nickson, who has maintained a list of all the cities the Kings have ever played a preseason or a regular season game in.

This list differentiates between actual cities, not markets. For an example, it recognizes games at both the Ottawa Civic Centre (Ottawa, ON) and the Canadian Tire Centre (Kanata, ON). Earlier this year, Colorado Springs joined the list. Later this year, Santa Clara will be added to the list. The question is whether Brooklyn should be added next year. Does the list recognize boroughs?

Many of the cities hosted preseason games from earlier in the team’s existence. Los Angeles held training camp in Ontario from 1967-69, so the inclusion of Ontario and Michigan cities such as Hamilton, Guelph, Port Huron, Oshawa, Barrie, Kingston, Brantford and Sudbury are from that era. The Kings actually held preseason games in both Ontario and the Pacific Northwest in 1969, a year in which they faced the Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Totems and Portland Buckaroos from the defunct minor-pro Western Hockey League (not to be confused with the major junior Western Hockey League). Games in western cities such as Red Deer, Duncan, Medicine Hat and Spokane were due to the team holding training camp in Victoria, BC from 1970-1988.

There was also the Gretzky Effect (and, to a lesser extent, the Lemieux Effect). Los Angeles traveled early and often in the Gretzky days, and in 1990 teamed up with the Penguins to play games in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Petersburg, Dallas and Houston. It’s as if The Band wrote a song about one NHL preseason.


Before I ramble for too long, here’s the list:

Anaheim, CA
Atlanta, GA
Bakersfield, CA
Barrie, ON
Berlin, Germany
Boise, ID
Boston, MA
Brandon, MB
Brantford, ON
Buffalo, NY
Calgary, AB
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Colorado Springs, CO
Columbus, OH
Dallas, TX
Daly City, CA
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Duncan, BC
East Rutherford, NJ
Edmonton, AB
Fort Worth, TX
Fresno, CA
Glendale, AZ
Greensboro, NC
Guelph, ON
Hamburg, Germany
Hamilton. ON
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Inglewood, CA
Kanata, ON
Kansas City, MO
Kingston, ON
Landover, MD
Las Vegas, NV
Lethbridge, AB
London, England
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Madison, WI
Medicine Hat, AB
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Montreal, PQ
Nanaimo, BC
Nashville, TN
Newark, NJ
New York City, NY
Oakland, CA
Oklahoma City, OK
Ontario, CA
Oshawa, ON
Ottawa, ON
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Port Huron, MI
Portland, OR
Quebec City, PQ
Raleigh, NC
Red Deer, AB
Regina, SK
Richfield, OH
Sacramento, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
Salzburg, Austria
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Jose, CA
St. Louis, MO
St. Paul, MN
St. Petersburg, FL
Seattle, WA
Springfield, MA
Spokane, WA
Stockholm, Sweden
Sudbury, ON
Sunrise, FL
Tacoma, WA
Tampa, FL
Toronto, ON
Tuscon, AZ
Vancouver, BC
Victoria, BC
Washington, DC
Winnipeg, MB


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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.