“It’s been too long and I’m glad to be back.”
It’s that time!! The LA Kings have hit the ice here at Toyota Sports Performance Center to kick off training camp for the 2022-23 season. Five individually slotted sessions are on the docket for Day 1, including two scrimmages and three practices, with 58 of the 63 attendees taking part in on-ice activities. Those 58 individuals are divided into three groups. With enhanced expectations and a new outlook, it’s great to be back at it.
Today’s schedule is as follows –
• 10:00 a.m. – Group A Practice
• 10:50 a.m. – Scrimmage, Groups A & B
• 12:25 p.m. – Group B Practice
• 1:00 p.m. – Group C Practice
The two scrimmage sessions will take place on the main ice sheet at TSPC, as will the Group C practice skate, while the individual group practices for Groups A and B will take place on the second sheet, formerly of Olympic size, now a second NHL sheet.
Here’s how the Kings will line up today –
Kevin Fiala – Anze Kopitar – Adrian Kempe
Alex Iafallo – Quinton Byfield – Arthur Kaliyev
Lias Andersson – T.J. Tynan – Gabe Vilardi
Francesco Pinelli – Akil Thomas – Tyler Madden
Sean Walker – Matt Roy
Tobias Bjornfot – Jordan Spence
Jacob Moverare – Helge Grans
Trevor Moore – Phillip Danault – Samuel Fagemo
Brendan Lemieux – Blake Lizotte – Carl Grundstrom
Jaret Anderson-Dolan – Rasmus Kupari – Martin Chromiak
Alan Quine – Samuel Helenius – Taylor Ward
Mikey Anderson – Drew Doughty
Alex Edler – Brandt Clarke
Kim Nousiainen – Angus Booth
Austin Wagner – Nate Thompson – James Stefan
Justin Nachbaur – Riley Fiddler-Schultz – Brett Kemp
Eric Alarie – Kaleb Lawrence
Cameron Gaunce – Landon Kosior
Marc Lajoie – Cameron Supryka
Forward Viktor Arvidsson, Alex Turcotte and Andre Lee, as well as defensemen Sean Durzi and Tyler Inamoto will not participate in the on-ice portion of today’s practice due to injury. Arvidsson skated on his own before Group A took the ice.
Expecting to hear from a nice collection of players later on today, as well as Head Coach Todd McLellan. Plenty of coverage to follow today, and every day throughout camp! Comment away, Insiders, first camp notes of the year to follow in short order!