Kings, Canucks release China rosters - LA Kings Insider

First, the Kings, who will bring 26 players:

GOALTENDERS: Darcy Kuemper, Jonathan Quick, Jeff Zatkoff

DEFENSEMEN: Drew Doughty, Oscar Fantenberg, Christian Folin, Derek Forbort, Paul LaDue, Alec Martinez, Kurtis McDermid, Jake Muzzin

FORWARDS: Andy Andreoff, Jonny Brodzinski, Dustin Brown, Michael Cammalleri, Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford, Nic Dowd, Adrian Kempe, Anze Kopitar, Trevor Lewis, Michael Mersch, Jordan Nolan, Tanner Pearson, Nick Shore, Tyler Toffoli

And, lo, the 24 Canucks:

GOALTENDERS: Jacob Markstrom, Anders Nilsson

DEFENSEMEN: Michael Del Zotto, Chris Tanev, Alex Edler, Ben Hutton, Erik Gudbranson, Troy Stecher, Alex Biega, Patrick Wiercioch

FORWARDS: Scottie Upshall, Derek Dorsett, Daniel Sedin, Brandon Sutter, Loui Eriksson, Reid Boucher, Thomas Vanek, Henrik Sedin, Ryan White, Alexander Burmistrov, Sven Baertschi, Bo Horvat, Markus Granlund, Sam Gagner

Both games will be televised. Thursday’s game at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, in which Los Angeles will be the designated home team, will be broadcast on NBCSN. The game will begin at 4:30 a.m. PT. The second game, which will be broadcast from Wukesong Arena in Beijing with Vancouver as the designated home team, will be broadcast on NHL Network beginning at 12:30 a.m. PT.

A special “Kings Insider: 2017 NHL China Games” episode debuts on FOX Sports West on October 7 at 10:30 p.m. with footage from the trip.

Los Angeles will also play split squad games at Arizona on September 18 and at Anaheim on September 22. Both games will be broadcast on KABC Radio by Nick Nickson and Joey Zakrzewski. Daryl Evans will be on the trip to China, though neither game against the Canucks will be broadcast on radio.

Those eligible to play against the Coyotes and Ducks are Mike Amadio, Brett Sutter, T.J. Hensick, Jamie Devane, Sam Herr, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Justin Auger, Kale Clague, Jacob Friend, Alex Iafallo, Clayton Kirichenko, Sam Kurker, Zac Leslie, Alex Lintuniemi, Matt Luff, Phillippe Maillet, Matt Marcinew, Jacob Moverare, Markus Phillips, Chaz Reddekopp, Brandon Prust, Andrei Loktionov, Matt Roy, Drake Rymsha, Matt Schmalz, Sean Walker, Shane Walsh, Spencer Watson, Evan Weinger, Brooks Laich, Chris Lee, Shane Harper, Kevin Gravel, Andrew Crescenzi, Boko Imama, Keegan Iverson, Stepan Falkovsky, Cal Petersen, Tomas Sholl, Matt Villalta and Jack Campbell.

-Lead photo via Jeff Vinnick

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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.