Jeff Carter, who scored on five of his 12 shots last week, was named the NHL’s second star of the week, joining first star Jaromir Jagr and third star Cam Talbot. More important than the statistics was Carter’s ability to pot big goals as two different goals of his tied the game in the second half of the third period, helping Los Angeles gain points in five of seven games of a seven-game road trip that finished 3-2-2.
This is the second time a King has been named as one of the league’s weekly three stars this season. For action between November 14-20, Carter was named first star by virtue of a four- goal, six-point effort over a four-game span in which he received individual first star honors three different times.
Carter paced the NHL with five goals in three contests to lift the Kings (17-13-4, 38 points) to four out of a possible six standings points. He scored twice in regulation – and also found the back of the net in the shootout – during a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Dec. 20. Carter added one goal in a 4-0 triumph over the Nashville Predators Dec. 22 before capping the week with two more – his fifth multi-goal effort of the season – in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Dallas Stars Dec. 23. The 31-year-old London, Ont., native shares second place in the NHL with 19 goals and also leads the Kings with 29 points in 34 games this season.
Via the Bakersfield Condors, tonight’s Ontario Reign opponent at CBBA:
The Bakersfield Condors announced today the participants for the NHL Alumni-Celebrity Game pres. by Dignity Health and CBCC outdoors on Friday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Legends Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille will serve as team captains. Participants in the game have won 32 Stanley Cups as players in their careers.
A ticket to the Three-Way Chevrolet Condorstown Outdoor Classic pres. by Mission Bank on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. is your ticket to the alumni game. Click here to purchase your tickets.
For those who haven’t heard, yes, there will be a Reign-Condors outdoor game in Bakersfield, and yes, it will be preceded by a Kings-Oilers alumni game (!). The alumni game, as noted above, starts at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Bakersfield on January 6 and will feature Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille as captains (just like 1992-93!). The official outdoor game is one day later, January 7, at 6:00 p.m. It’s the same day as a Los Angeles-Minnesota matinee at Staples.
Bakersfield announced the lineups for the alumni game earlier today. Gretzky (and Kelly Buchberger) will play as Oilers alumni, while Bernie Nicholls will play as a Kings alum. LAKI will provide lifetime Gold Status to any player who can score on Ken Baker! (Go Colgate Raiders!)
EDMONTON OILERS ALUMNI & FRIENDS
Wayne Gretzky – captain; four-time Stanley Cup Champion
Kevin Lowe – six-time Stanley Cup Champion
Craig MacTavish – four-time Stanley Cup Champion
Kelly Buchberger – two-time Stanley Cup Champion
Dave Semenko – two-time Stanley Cup Champion
Glenn Anderson – six-time Stanley Cup Champion
Duane Sutter – four-time Stanley Cup Champion
Danny Gare – 14-year NHL career; 2-time NHL All-Star
Mike Comrie – 13-year NHL career
Keith Gretzky – Edmonton Oilers Assistant General Manager
Gerry Fleming – Bakersfield Condors Head Coach
J-F Houle – Bakersfield Condors Assistant Coach
Tony Borgford – Bakersfield Condors Assistant Coach
Sylvain Rodrigue – Edmonton Oilers Goaltender Development Coach
David Pelletier – 2002 Olympic Gold Medal winner in figure skating
Ty Gretzky – Wayne’s son
LOS ANGELES KINGS ALUMNI & FRIENDS
Luc Robitaille – captain; Stanley Cup Champion
Rob Blake – Stanley Cup Champion
Bernie Nicholls – one of only eight players to score 70 goals in a season
Sean O’Donnell – Stanley Cup Champion
Daryl Evans – scored the “Miracle on Manchester,” LA Kings radio color commentator
Nelson Emerson – played in 771 NHL games
Derek Armstrong – played five seasons with the Kings
Tomas Sandstrom – Stanley Cup Champion
Steve Heinze – played in 694 NHL games; two seasons with the Kings
Kyle Calder – played in 590 NHL games; former Condor; two seasons with the Kings
Hubie McDonough – played in 195 NHL games
Mike Donnelly – played in 465 NHL games; five seasons with the Kings
Jaroslav Modry – played in 725 NHL games; 10 seasons with the Kings
Jamie Storr – drafted 7th overall in 1994; nine season with the Kings
David Boreanaz – Bones
Michael Rosenbaum – Smallville
Jay Harrington – American Reunion, Better off Ted
Ken Baker – E! News
Michael Landes – Final Destination 2, Burlesque
Jenny Taft – Fox Sports reporter
R5 (Riker / Rocky / Ross / Rylan Lynch) – American Pop Rock Band