Report: Kings logging approximately 43,750 miles - LA Kings Insider

The Kings will travel approximately 43,750 miles this season. That’s the seventh-most miles traveled in hockey, and it comes via the annual report by fellow Wolverine Dirk Hoag, a former editor and writer at SB Nation Nashville Predators blog, On the Forecheck. Every year Hoag (this year with the assistance of Jonathan Garcia) tabulates the approximate number of miles traveled by team, and as expected, six Pacific Division teams (plus Pacific alumni Dallas and Colorado) will travel more than the teams of any other division.

The Kings, though have seen their miles decrease for the third straight full season:
2011-12: 55,591
2013-14: 48,432
2014-15: 44,100
2015-16: 43,750

Here are the miles traveled by Pacific Division teams, with back-to-back sets in parentheses:
San Jose: 50,362 (14)
Edmonton: 49,401 (9)
Calgary: 48,341 (12)
Vancouver 45,711 (13)
Anaheim: 44,653 (11)
LOS ANGELES: 43,750 (13)
Arizona: 40,504 (15)

-With nine back-to-back sets last season, the Kings and Winnipeg Jets were tied for the fewest in the NHL. Los Angeles has 13 this season; Winnipeg, 12.

-After having traveled the most miles in hockey last season, the Arizona Coyotes are expected to travel the fewest miles in the Pacific Division in 2015-16.

-With 33,487 miles traveled, the Detroit Red Wings will travel the fewest miles in the league this season. That’s 9,378 fewer miles than they traveled in 2011-12, their last 82-game Western Conference schedule.

-As noted by Josh Cooper of Puck Daddy, the Penguins will not leave the Eastern Time Zone after January 18.

The full list, courtesy of On the Forecheck

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


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


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


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Handedness: Left


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