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Waking up with the Kings: February 22

The mind of a professional hockey player, mid-season, is a complex and insular place. These players are human, but the blinders are on, and the most successful players are able to square in on the immediate task at hand with minimal outside distractions. So, even though the LA Kings were basically a... Read More

Good morning, Fort Lauderdale

Good morning, Sunshine State, and good morning, Insiders. Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. This time that bear done got eaten whole. I say this every time we visit South Florida, but this stop does beat the typical Calgary/Edmonton/Vancouver three-in-fours that we're a... Read More

Audio: Quick hits with Dan Hamhuis

Nashville Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis, a veteran of 1,082 NHL games, cut his teeth with the Prince George Cougars, a far-flung Western Hockey League outpost that he's now a part owner of. Speaking with LA Kings Insider, he described the camaraderie built on the bus prior to the age of cell phon... Read More

Good morning, Nashville

Good morning, Nashville, and good morning, Insiders. It was a cool and damp night in Nashville on Wednesday with weather not unlike that which blanketed the Southland at the same time. Drizzle fell from an overcast sky with temperatures in the low 50's, which isn't uncommon for this time of the y... Read More

Onward

The LA Kings will depart shortly for a road trip in which they'll face a a number of teams in which "there ain't no weak sisters," to quote Darryl Sutter. It's also a bit of an edgy time around these parts. The trade deadline is Monday - the afternoon of the Tampa Bay game - and there's the strong p... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 19

This is a really difficult spot of the season the LA Kings are in. They’ve traded their best player this season, another player entrenched in the top four on defense is injured, top-six players are in extended skids and/or recovering from injury, and they’re lacking detail and losing important momen... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

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

Bio

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

Bio

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

Bio

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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