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Good Morning, Columbus

Good Morning Insiders and Good Morning Columbus! Another short flight last evening after last night’s game and the Kings have arrived in their third city in three nights – Columbus, Ohio. I still have visions of the old Columbus logo, the mark they had when they started as an NHL franchise. I... Read More

Good morning, Columbus

Good morning, Columbus, good morning, Insiders, and good morning, first stop of a six-city trip. Pitter patter. First things first, Insiders. An apology. I did not adequately capture our landing at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, which I see has been re-branded from the redundant-sound... Read More

Good morning, Columbus

Good morning, Columbus, good morning Insiders, and good morning, back nine of the first leg of this road trip. There are flurries falling outside of the window of this sixth floor hotel room, but technically it's still late fall. The winter solstice occurs at 2:44 a.m. PT this Wednesday, which is... Read More

Good morning, Columbus

Good morning Columbus, good morning road trip, and good morning, Insiders. It's an overcast morning and shaping up to be a mild late fall at the head of a six-game, 13-day road trip, the longest trip the team has taken since spending 13 days on the road (but playing only five games) in February, ... Read More

Good morning, Columbus

Good morning, Insiders, and good morning, Ohio. After four days in the Sunshine State, the Midwest has welcomed us back into her neighborly, loving embrace. As is tradition, Big Ten fight songs were hummed and tapped along to in the front of the bus (you really had to pick Ohio State, Bob?) while... Read More

Good morning, Columbus

Good morning, Columbus, and good morning, final game of an eastern road swing. The word on the street is that there's a large body of very cold air headed our way. The main headline on the Columbus Dispatch's website reads "Snow delaying, canceling classes; frigid air coming." Though the snow is exp... 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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