Numbers for the new guys - LA Kings Insider

Via the Kings’ public relations Twitter account, numbers have been assigned to new members of the club:

Jack Campbell – 1
Zach Trotman – 5
Teddy Purcell – 9
Tom Gilbert – 14
Michael Latta – 17
Jeff Zatkoff – 37

Keep in mind that these will be numbers worn by the players until they aren’t; Christian Ehrhoff was announced as 44 late last summer before he switched to 10 for the start of the season. Tom Gilbert had worn 77 throughout the entirety of his 637-game NHL career, but 77 is already taken, so he did a little bit of math and ended up with 14. In previous stints with the club early in their NHL careers, Purcell was assigned 54 and Zatkoff wore 36 (though the latter never entered into a regular season game with the club).

Previously to have worn 1:
Jhonas Enroth; Sean Burke; Milan Hnilicka; Jamie Storr; Rick Knickle; Steve Weeks; Ron Scott; Bob Janecyk; Mario Lessard; Gary Simmons; Gary Edwards; Jack Norris; Wayne Rutledge; Jacques Caron; Wayne Rutledge

Previously to have worn 5:
Jamie McBain; Keaton Ellerby; Peter Harrold; Brent Sopel; Tomas Zizka; Aki Berg; Tim Watters; Denis Larocque; Mark Hardy; Brian Engblom; Larry Murphy; Jerry Korab; Richard Mulhern; Bob Murdoch; Harry Howell; Noel Price; Brent Hughes; Larry Johnston; Dave Amadio

Previously to have worn 9:
Oscar Moller; Konstantin Pushkarev; Erik Rasmussen; Kelly Buchberger; Vladimir Tsyplakov; Rob Brown; Dixon Ward; Sean Whyte; Ilkka Sinisalo; Bernie Nicholls; Alan Hangsleben; Scott Gruhl; Billy Harris; Mike Marson; Murray Wilson; Ernie Hicke; Bob Nevin; Ralph Backstrom; Gord Labossiere; Bill Flett; Real Lemieux

Previously to have worn 14:
Justin Williams; Mattias Norstrom; Gary Shuchuk; Kyosti Karjalainen; Gordie; Tony Granato; Jim Hofford; Bob Bourne; Len Hachborn; Bob Miller; Billy Harris; Kevin Lavallee; Blair Barnes; Phil Sykes; Brian Maclellan; Scott Gruhl; Al Sims; Pierre Giroux; Dave Gans; Phil Sykes; Greg Terrion; Syl Apps; Dave Schultz; Frank St. Marseille; Phil Hoene; Lucien Grenier; Larry Cahan

Previously to have worn 17:
Milan Lucic; Daniel Carcillo; Wayne Simmonds; Lubomir Visnovsky; Tomas Vlasak; Nelson Emerson; Bob Corkum; Matt Johnson; Jari Kurri; Jim Thomson; Brian Wilks; Bob Logan; Jimmy Carson; John Paul Kelly; Tommy Williams; Dan Maloney; Bill Flett; Mike Corrigan; Bill Flett

Previously to have worn 37:
Jean-Sebastien Aubin; Gabe Gauthier; Mark Parrish; Denis Grebeshkov; Kip Brennan; Jason Podollan; Paul DiPietro; Patrice Tardif; Dan Currie; Bob Kudelski

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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.