Perry replaces Carter; Slovenia one win away - LA Kings Insider

Hockey Canada named Jeff Carter’s replacement at the World Cup, announcing earlier today that Corey Perry would join the team in place of the Kings forward who suffered a lower-body injury during off-ice training and is “week-to-week,” according to a source.

You probably don’t care about this, but Perry totaled four goals between Canada’s 2010 and 2014 Olympic gold medal campaigns. He’s a three-time participant at the World Championship and was a member of Canada’s highly regarded 2005 World Junior Championship team, where he won a gold medal alongside Carter. The official release is here, but there are better things to do with your time the Friday afternoon of Labor Day Weekend.

In case you were wondering, no, Jake Muzzin won’t be able to retain his #6 with Shea Weber on the team. With Steven Stamkos wearing 91, Tyler Seguin chose 19 as Jonathan Toews will wear 16, his international number. Sidney Crosby will captain the team, with Toews and Weber serving as alternates.

For the rest of the Kings, all is right in the world. Jonathan Quick will wear 32 with the United States, while Anze Kopitar will wear 11 and Marian Gaborik 12 for Team Europe. Camps open Sunday and Monday.


In Olympic qualifying, Anze Kopitar registered an assist as Slovenia shut out Denmark 3-0, and Belarus erased a two-goal deficit to defeat Poland, 5-3, setting up a winner-take-all game between the Slovenians and the Dave Lewis-coached Belarusians on Sunday in Minsk. The game starts at 7:00 a.m. PT Sunday morning; to stream it live, follow this link.

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.