February 3 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On receiving an offer to play for Princeton:
I guess they must’ve thought I was an elite student, because it wasn’t anything to do with my hockey ability. Actually, that was a long time ago. That’s 40 years ago, more than that. Yeah, about 41, 42 years ago. I think I had two or three – Princeton, Yale, Harvard. [Reporter: How strongly did you consider that back at that time?] That seemed like a long ways away from me, those places. And, actually, I did sign a letter of intent to go to Michigan Tech and didn’t go. I ended up going to go play junior. [Reporter: It was Letbridge, right?] Yeah, it was what most Canadians did. There weren’t many players going on scholarships then.

On Jonathan Quick’s progress:
It’s the stage he’s in. I mean, I really don’t play much attention to him. He’s a 10-minute practice guy right now, so hopefully as the trip goes along, the plan was because we have the break after – the five-day break – which was going to take him out of it again, so we wanted to get him in pads and full gear so that when we get back from the break, then we could determine how far away he was again.

On whether Tyler Toffoli will be “good to go” on Saturday:
He’ll be game-time. I’ll talk to him tonight. I wanted him to practice with the line today and see, and then go from there.

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.