February 2015 - LA Kings Insider

February 28 practice notes

Good morning from LAX, where the Kings (en route to Winnipeg) and Ducks (en route to Dallas) are about to depart. Notes from today's practice: -Instead of holding line rushes and flow drills, the Kings worked extensively on special teams situations before taking part in net-front compete drills. ... Read More

The View from Anaheim

LOS ANGELES TIMES Lance Pugmire: Ducks take late flight, beat Kings with four goals in third period "The Ducks are relishing the third period of late, and have now scored 13 final-period goals in the last five games." Lance Pugmire: What we learned about the Ducks in a 4-2 win over the King... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 28

Forecheck, forecheck, forecheck. It comes hot and heavy – especially on the road – when playing Pacific Division foes Anaheim and San Jose, and for periods of Friday night’s 4-2 Ducks win, the Kings had real struggles adapting to it and exiting their zone. They weathered it admirably early, though f... Read More

February 27 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 53-44-21 all-time against Anaheim, a record that includes an away mark of 21-27-12. The Kings are 2-4-3 in their last nine regular season games against the Ducks. -In the 2014-15 season series, Los Angeles has out-scored Anaheim 3-0 in first periods and has bee... Read More

Game 61: Los Angeles at Anaheim

Anaheim Ducks 4, Los Angeles Kings 2 Final Radio Feed LA Kings Insider Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 22; ANA – 32 PP: LAK – 0/1; ANA – 0/1 First Period 1) LAK - Trevor Lewis (8) (Robyn Regehr, Matt Greene), 15:02 Second Period 2) LAK - Brayden McNabb (1) (Anze Kopitar, D... Read More
Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

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.