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Player evaluations: The others

Aaron Poole/NHLICHRISTIAN FOLIN This season: 65 games, 3 goals, 10 assists, 13 points, 30 penalty minutes, +1 rating, -0.8 CF%Rel, .995 PDO, 15:39 time on ice The good: Signed to a one-year, $850,000 contract, the Kings got their money’s worth out of Folin, who provided hard minutes on the righ... Read More

Player evaluations: Kuemper, Campbell

Andre Ringuette/NHLIDARCY KUEMPER This season: 999 minutes, 10-1-3 record, 2.10 goals-against average, .932 save percentage, .941 even strength save percentage, 3 shutouts (with Los Angeles); 1,596 minutes, 12-7-5 record, 2.52 goals-against average, .920 save percentage, .928 even strength save pe... Read More

Player evaluation: Brown

Juan Ocampo/NHLIDUSTIN BROWN This season: 81 games, 28 goals, 33 assists, 61 points, 58 penalty minutes, +31 rating, +4.0 CF%Rel, 1.034 PDO, 19:50 time on ice The good: As John Stevens met individually with every King in preparation for his first season as head coach, he knew there were layers ... Read More

Player evaluation: Doughty

Elsa/Getty ImagesDREW DOUGHTY This season: 82 games, 10 goals, 50 assists, 60 points, 54 penalty minutes, +23 rating, +4.6 CF%Rel, 1.008 PDO, 26:50 time on ice The good: How much time do you have? Would you like a pillow or a comfortable place to sit? I hope you’re not late for an appointment. ... Read More

Player evaluation: Toffoli

Aaron Poole/NHLITYLER TOFFOLI This season: 82 games, 24 goals, 23 assists, 47 points, 16 penalty minutes, +9 rating, +0.94 CF%Rel, 1.015 PDO, 16:07 time on ice The good: In most 25-year-olds’ cases, an eight-goal, 13-point spike in production would be cause for encouragement, but that doesn’t s... Read More

Player evaluation: Phaneuf

Jonathan Kozub/NHLIDION PHANEUF This season: 26 games, 3 goals, 7 assists, 10 points, 15 penalty minutes, -7 rating, 48 shots, -5.0% CF%Rel, .983 PDO, 19:28 time on ice (with Los Angeles); 79 games, 6 goals, 20 assists, 26 points, 49 penalty minutes, -15 rating, 134 shots, -6.1% CF%Rel, .994 PDO, ... Read More

Player evaluation: Martinez

Harry How/Getty ImagesALEC MARTINEZ This season: 77 games, 9 goals, 16 assists, 25 points, 34 penalty minutes, +3 rating, -5.6% CF%Rel, 1.019 PDO, 22:52 time on ice The good: Alec Martinez is no longer treated with any kid gloves as it relates to match-ups and starts, and in 2017-18 turned in a... Read More

Player evaluation: Clifford

Juan Ocampo/NHLIKYLE CLIFFORD This season: 50 games, 6 goals, 4 assists, 10 points, 48 penalty minutes, -4 rating, 81 shots, +2.4% CF%Rel, .976 PDO, 10:32 time on ice The good: You’ve read this introduction before. There will be a mesh of numbers and figures below, but as much as we can learn ... Read More

Player evaluation: Thompson

Joe Sargent/NHLINATE THOMPSON This season: 26 games, 1 goals, 5 assists, 6 points, 10 penalty minutes, -1 rating, 25 shots, -7.6% CF%Rel, 1.001 PDO, 13:13 time on ice (with Los Angeles); 69 games, 5 goals, 12 assists, 17 points, 20 penalty minutes, -1 rating, 53 shots, -5.7% CF%Rel, .993 PDO, 12:4... Read More

Player evaluation: Quick

Aaron Poole/NHLIJONATHAN QUICK This season: 3,678 minutes, 33-28-3 record, 2.40 goals-against average, .921 save percentage, .925 even strength save percentage, 5 shutouts The good: Playing in his 500th game on October 26, Jonathan Quick stopped all 40 Montreal shots in a 4-0 Bell Centre whitew... Read More

Player evaluation: Iafallo

David Kirouac/Icon SportswireALEX IAFALLO This season: 75 games, 9 goals, 16 assists, 25 points, 12 penalty minutes, +10 rating, 129 shots, +3.2% CF%Rel, 1.010 PDO, 15:06 time on ice The good: While his future teammates nursed jet lags two days after returning from China, Alex Iafallo, becoming... Read More

Player evaluation: Fantenberg

Minas Panagiotakis/Getty ImagesOSCAR FANTENBERG This season: 27 games, 2 goals, 7 assists, 9 points, 11 penalty minutes, +2 rating, 33 shots, -3.8% CF%Rel, 1.019 PDO, 14:16 time on ice The good: Rookie Oscar Fantenberg took four shots on goal and finished a plus-two in a 3-2 shootout loss at Ba... Read More

Player evaluation: Kopitar

Francois Lacasse/NHLIANZE KOPITAR This season: 82 games, 35 goals, 57 assists, 92 points, 20 penalty minutes, +21 rating, 200 shots, +3.2% CF%Rel, 1.015 PDO, 22:05 time on ice The good: In the finest individual post-Gretzky regular season by a Los Angeles King, Anze Kopitar posted career-highs ... Read More
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.