World Juniors notes and photos: Clague, Moverare, Anderson - LA Kings Insider

Kale Clague
6 GP 0-2=2 4 PIM, -1, 15 SOG
-Clague was the gold medal winners’ top minutes-eater, logging games of 23:27, 26:49, 22:03, 22:54, 23:49 and 23:55 in the championship. He ends his World Junior career with eight assists in 13 games.

Via Corey Pronman of The Athletic ($):

CANADA 3, SWEDEN 1, Kale Clague, D, Los Angeles: Clague wasn’t a standout like expected for a good portion of the tournament, but I really liked his game on Friday. He made a few really tough defensive plays, making the most of his IQ and mobility. He also moved the puck quite efficiently, although the choice of him over Cale Makar as the point man on the top PP unit throughout the tournament was a curious choice. Clague’s upside isn’t elite, but I can see him developing into a solid middle of the lineup defenseman.

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Jacob Moverare
7 GP 0-1=1 2 PIM, +2, 4 SOG
The positionally sound and hardened stay-at-home defenseman registered 16:36 in the championship loss to Canada.

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Mikey Anderson
7 GP 0-1=1 2 PIM, +2, 4 SOG
A bronze medalist in his debut world juniors performance, Anderson is one of six Americans eligible to return next winter.

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Top Scorers
MITTELSTADT Casey USA F: 7 GP 4-7=11 2 PIM, +8 (BUF)
NECAS Martin CZE F: 7 GP 3-8=11 0 PIM, -5 (CAR)
BELLOWS Kieffer USA F: 7 GP 9-1=10 4 PIM, +2 (NYI)
KYROU Jordan CAN F: 7 GP 3-7=10 0 PIM, +2 (STL)
STEEL Sam CAN F: 7 GP 4-5=9 0 PIM, +3 (ANA)
TKACHUK Brady USA F: 7 GP 3-6=9 2 PIM, +6 (Draft eligible)
ZADINA Filip CZE F: 7 GP 7-1=8 2 PIM, -4 (Draft eligible)
KOSTIN Klim RUS F: 5 GP 5-3=8 2 PIM, +7 (STL)
MAKAR Cale CAN D: 7 GP 3-5=8 0 PIM, +5 (COL)
SUSHKO Maxim BLR F: 6 GP 2-6=8 4 PIM, -1 (PHI)

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

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Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

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Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

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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.

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