Fan-Friendly events to kick-off 2015-'16 season - LA Kings Insider

In anticipation of the upcoming NHL campaign, the Los Angeles Kings are hosting several different off-ice and on-ice events leading up to the start of the 2015-16 NHL season.

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5K Run/Walk – September 12…benefits Hydrocephalus Association…Redondo Beach…hosted by Daryl Evans

Sunset Sip – September 12….benefits The Guidance Center…Long Beach…hosted by Jim Fox

Meet The Players presented by Meigray (private event for Kings season ticket members)

Pedal For Pucks – September 20….benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities…El Segundo

Luc Robitaille Celebrity Poker – October 2…benefits Echoes of Hope…Las Vegas

“The Kings are excited to take this opportunity to engage with our fans and to help raise money and awareness for several great causes,” said Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille. “We are looking forward to making an impact here and we are looking forward to the start of the hockey season.”

On the ice, the Kings will host two Rookie Games against the Arizona Coyotes at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo to conclude their 2015 Rookie Camp. Ticketing information for those two games – September 15 at 6 p.m. and September 16 at 2 p.m. – will be announced at a later date. Prior to these games, on-ice Rookie Camp sessions will be open to the public. Camp details, including roster, are scheduled to be released early next month.

The Kings open their full 2015 Training Camp on September 18. All on-ice sessions are free to the public. One week later the new LA Kings High School Hockey League officially begins plays with the initial set of games taking place the weekend of September 25 and 26 at various local ice rinks.

The Kings begin the 2015-16 regular season at home on October 7 at STAPLES Center versus the San Jose Sharks beginning at 7:30 p.m. After the Kings conclude their five-game homestand, the club will host their annual Golf Tournament on October 20 at Pacific Palms Conference Resort in City of Industry. Spots are still available for purchase with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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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.