Jim Fox, Patine in Ontario on August 15; Kings radio hit - LA Kings Insider

Some quick notes to pass along before the Pearson evaluation takes up most of the remaining afternoon hours:

Jim Fox and the Reign are hosting a dinner at the New York Grill in Ontario on Friday, August 14. The evening’s festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and consist of a three-course meal as well as a reception and dessert that will be paired with wine offerings, including Fox’s Patine Cellars Pinot Noir (read more about Patine).

I’ve spoken with the New York Grill, and they’ve told me that several spots still remain for the evening and cost $125. Call the restaurant directly at (909) 987-1928 to reserve your spot. More information (including the menu) is available on the Reign’s site.

Though the AHL schedule hasn’t yet been released (this is due heavily in part to the challenge of scheduling dates in buildings that have multiple tenants), the Reign have confirmed six home dates: Friday, October 23, Saturday, October 24 (opening weekend), Saturday, January 2, Saturday, January 16, Saturday January 30 and Saturday, February 6. Because the AHL season opens on October 9, it appears the Reign will open the season with a collection of road games.

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For those who missed my appearance today on Oilers Now on Edmonton’s 630 CHED, here’s a replay of my conversation with Brenden Ullrich. You’re probably already well caught up on the news we’re discussing, but we also talk Sharks and Oilers. Give ‘er a listen.

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More community notes:

-Spots remain at the Kings’ mini-camp in Cathedral City between August 5-7 and the week-long camp in El Segundo from August 9-15. These camps are intended for players of all abilities between the ages of 5 and 15. Click here to register and for more information.

-The Kings’ 5K hosted by Daryl Evans and benefiting Hydrocephalus Association will return to Redondo Beach on Sunday, September 13. Click here to register and for additional information.

-Tickets for the Luc Robitaille Celebrity Poker Tournament on October 2 are available here. As you’re likely aware by now, the event takes place during the Friday night of Frozen Fury; tickets for the game in Las Vegas against Colorado and the Kings’ September 21 preseason game against Arizona in Bakersfield are also available through that link.

-The Kings’ golf tournament benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will take place at the Pacific Palms Conference Resort in the City of Industry on October 20. Information on packages and registration is here.

-You are now able to register for Daryl Evans’ Fit To Be King Runners Club, which officially begins on October 11 and will take place every Sunday through April 10 in Manhattan Beach. Proceeds benefit the Kings Care Foundation. Click here to register and for more information.

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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.