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Meet The Western Conference Champion LA Kings

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Meet The Western Conference Champion LA Kings
FORWARDS

23 Dustin Brown
Left Wing
Height: 6-3
Weight: 204
Born: Nov. 4, 1984, Ithaca, NY
Shoots: Right
16 points (7+9=16) and +13 plus/minus rating in first three rounds make him a leading Conn Smythe Trophy candidate….Third-leading scorer in playoffs…Had two shorthanded goals in Game 2 vs. Vancouver…Named the 15th captain in Kings’ history, Oct. 8, 2008…First American-born captain in franchise history…Finished regular season with 293 hits…Member of the Team USA’s silver medal winning team at 2010 Olympics in Vancouver…Named to 2009 NHL All-Star Game…Kings’ first-round (13th overall) selection in 2003 Entry Draft.

77 Jeff Carter
Right Wing
Height: 6-4
Weight: 199
Born: Jan. 1, 1985, London, Ont., Canada
Shoots: Right
Had a hat trick in Game 2 of Western Conference Finals vs. Phoenix…Netted a career-high 46 goals for the Flyers in 2008-09…A three-time 30-goal scorer who has scored 20-or-more goals six times…The Flyers’ first-round pick (11th overall) in 2003…Named to the 2009 All-Star Game.

13 Kyle Clifford
Left Wing
Height: 6-2
Weight: 208
Born: Jan. 13, 1991, Ayr, Ont., Canada
Shoots: Left
Played in 81 regular season games (5+7=12) before missing 9 postseason contests with a concussion…Second-round pick (35th overall) in 2009.

24 Colin Fraser
Center
Height: 6-1
Weight: 191
Born: Jan. 28, Sicamous, CB, Canada
Shoots: Left
Appeared in 12 of Kings’ 14 games in first three rounds of playoffs…Member of Chicago’s 2010 Stanley Cup championship team…Had career-high 7 goals and 19 points for Blackhawks during 2001-10 regular season…Third round selection of Philadelphia (69th overall) in 2003.

12 Simon Gagne
Left Wing
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Born: Feb. 29, 1980, Ste. Foy, QC, Canada
Shoots: Left
Placed on Injured Reserve with concussion on Dec. 28, missing remainder of regular season and playoffs…Member of Team Canada’s Olympic Gold Medal winning team at Salt Lake City in 2002…Named to NHL All-Star Game in 2001 and 2007.

74 Dwight King
Left Wing
Height: 6-3
Weight: 234
Born: July 5, 1989, Meadow Lake, Sask., Canada
Shoots: Left
Has elevated his game in postseason with five goals in 14 games…Had two goals in Game 1 of Western Conf. Finals vs. Phoenix…Played 27 regular season games (5+9=14) after being recalled from Manchester Feb. 10…Hometown of Meadow Lake, Sask., has a population of 4,000…Drafted in fourth round (109th overall) in 2007.

11 Anze Kopitar
Center
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Born: Aug. 24, 1987, Jesenice, Slovenia
Shoots: Left
Second on team and third overall with 15 points (6+9=15) in first three rounds of playoffs…Entered Stanley Cup Finals on fire after picking up 11 points in 8 games…Alternate captain…Named to 2011 All-Star Game after earning similar honor in 2008…First native of Slovenia to play in NHL…Speaks five languages (Slovenian, Serbian, German, Swedish, and English)…Drafted in first round by Kings (11th overall) in 2005.

22 Trevor Lewis
Center
Height: 6-1
Weight: 194
Born: Jan. 8, 1987, Salt Lake City, Utah
Shoots: Right
Born and raised in Salt Lake City before moving to Des Moines to pursue hockey career as teenager…United States Hockey League Player of the Year in 2005-06…Kings’ first-round selection (17th overall) in 2006. Has 6 points in playoffs and made crucial play that set up Jarret Stoll’s overtime winner in Game 5 vs. Vancouver…Drafted by Kings in first round (11th overall) of 2005 Entry Draft.

48 Andrei Loktionov
Center/Left Wing
Height: 5-10
Weight: 179
Born: May 30, 1990, Voskresensk, Russia
Shoots: Left
Has appeared in 2 playoff games after playing in 39 regular season contests (3+4=7)…Drafted by Kings in fifth round (123rd overall) in 2008.

71 Jordan Nolan
Center
Height: 6-3
Weight: 227
Born: June 23, 1989, St. Catherines, Ont., Canada
Shoots: Left
Son of former NHL Coach of the Year Ted Nolan...Brother, Brandon Nolan, played in NHL for Carolina in 2007-08…Has appeared in every playoff game this spring, scoring one goal…Appeared in 26 games (2+2=4) during regular season after being recalled from Manchester, along with Dwight King on Feb. 10…First Nation Ojibwe on his father’s side of the family…Drafted by Kings in 7th round (186th overall) of 2009 Entry Draft.

21 Scott Parse
Left Wing/Right Wing
Height: 5-11
Weight: 189
Born: Sept. 5, 1984, Portage, Michigan
Shoots: Right
Placed on Injured Reserve with lower body injury on Nov. 9 and has not played since…Has been limited to just 14 game over past two seasons due to injuries…Drafted by Kings in sixth round (174th overall) in 2004…Earned All-CCHA honors while playing collegiately at Nebraska-Omaha.

25 Dustin Penner
Left Wing
Height: 6-4
Weight: 242
Born: Sept. 28, 1982, Winkler, Man., Canada
Shoots: Left
Enjoying playoff renaissance…Has appeared in 14 of Kings’ postseason games, scoring 3 goals and picking up 7 assists… Scored overtime game-winner at Phoenix to send Kings to Stanley Cup Finals …A member of Anaheim’s 2007 Stanley Cup winning team…Played college hockey at Minot State and the University of Maine…

10 Mike Richards
Center
Height: 5-11
Weight: 199
Born: Feb. 11, 1985, Kenora, Ont., Canada
Shoots: Left
Has been a postseason force with 4 goals and 11 point in first three rounds…Olympic Gold Medalist for Team Canada in 2010…Won Memorial Cup with Kitchener in 2003…Named to NHL All-Star Game in 2008…Has had four seasons of 20-or-more goals in NHL…Drafted in first round (24th overall) by Philadelphia in 2003.

15 Brad Richardson
Center/Wing
Height: 5-11
Weight: 191
Born: Feb. 4, 1985, Belleville, Ont., Canada
Shoots: Left
Underwent appendectomy April 18, sidelining him for first three games of playoffs…Has appeared in one playoff game, scoring a goal…Acquired from Colorado in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2008…Fifth-round draft choice (163rd overall) by Avalanche in 2003.

28 Jarret Stoll
Height: 6-1
Weight: 213
Born: June 24, 1982, Melville, Sask., Canada
Scored series winning goal of opening round of playoffs in Game 5 at Vancouver…Has appeared in all 14 playoff games, picking up four points…Versatile veteran is adept faceoff artist and skilled at shootouts…Played in 2006 Stanley Cup Finals with Edmonton…Drafted by Oilers in second-round (36th overall) of 2002 Entry Draft.

19 Kevin Westgarth
Right Wing
Height: 6-4
Weight: 234
Born: Feb. 7, 1984, Amherstburgh, Ont., Canada
Shoots: Right
Has appeared in 90 NHL games for Kings (1+4=5), accumulating 152 penalty minutes...Played collegiately at Princeton, where he earned a degree in psychology…Wife, Meagan, is daughter of former NFL coach Bill Cowher…Signed by Kings as free agent, March 17, 2007.

14 Justin Williams
Right Wing
Height: 6-1
Weight: 191
Born: Oct. 4, 1981
Shoots: Right
Picked up 7 points in 8 playoff games leading up to Finals…Has 2 goals and 11 points in first three rounds of playoffs…Had 22 goals and 59 points during regular season…Won Stanley Cup as a member of Carolina Hurricanes in 2006…Named to NHL All-Star Game in 2007…Drafted in first round (28th overall) by Philadelphia in 2000.


DEFENSEMEN

8 Drew Doughty
Defense
Height: 6-0
Weight: 212
Born: Dec. 8, 1989, London, Ont., Canada
Shoots: Right
One of Kings’ most impressive performers in first three rounds of playoffs with 2 goals, 8 assists and a +10 plus/minus rating…Norris Trophy finalist in 2010...Member of Team Canada’s Olympic Gold Medal winning team at Vancouver in 2010…Nicknamed Dewey…First-round selection (2nd overall) in 2008 Entry Draft.

44 Davis Drewiske
Defense
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220
Born: Nov. 22, 1984, Hudson, Wis.
Shoots: Left
Has appeared in 106 NHL games with Kings over past four seasons…Signed as free agent, April 1, 2008…Played collegiately at University of Wisconsin…

2 Matt Greene
Defense
Height: 6-3
Weight: 232
Born: May 13, 1983, Grand Ledge, Mich.
Shoots: Right
Alternate captain…Has appeared in all 14 playoff games leading up to Finals (1+3=4)…Stay-at-home rearguard has been defensive force with +5 plus/minus rating…Played collegiately at University of North Dakota…Obtained from Edmonton, along with Jarret Stoll, in exchange for Lubomir Visnovsky in June, 2008.

27 Alec Martinez
Defense
Height: 6-1
Weight: 206
Born: July 26, 1987, Rochester Hills, Mich.
Shoots: Left
Appeared in 51 regular season games (6+6=12) and all 14 playoff games (0-1=1) leading up to Stanley Cup Finals…Drafted in fourth round (95th overall) of 2007 Entry Draft…Played collegiately at Miami (Ohio).

33 Willie Mitchell
Defense
Height: 6-3
Weight: 208
Born: April 23, 1977, Port McNeill, BC, Canada
Shoots: Left
Appeared in 76 regular season games, posting a +20 plus/minus rating…Drafted by New Jersey in eighth round (199th overall) of 1996 Entry Draft…Saw NHL action with New Jersey, Minnesota, and Vancouver before signing with Kings Aug. 25, 2008…Played collegiately at Clarkson University.

7 Rob Scuderi
Defense
Height: 6-1
Weight: 219
Born: Dec. 30, 1978, Syosset, NY
Shoots: Left
Played in all 82 regular season games for Kings in each of last two seasons…In three seasons with Kings, defensive-minded blueliner has three goals…Member of Pittsburgh’s 2009 Stanley Cup championship team…Played collegiately at Boston College…Drafted by Pittsburgh in fifth round (134th overall) of 1998 Entry Draft.

26 Slava Voynov
Defense
Height: 5-11
Weight: 199
Born: Jan. 15, 1990
Shoots: Right
Rookie rearguard appeared in 54 regular season games and all 14 playoff contests leading up to Stanley Cup Finals…Emergence enabled Kings to part with Jack Johnson in deadline deal for Jeff Carter…Drafted out of Russia by Kings in second round (32nd overall) of 2008 Entry Draft.


GOALTENDERS

45 Jonathan Bernier
Goaltender
Height: 5-11
Weight: 186
Born: Aug. 7, 1988, Laval, QC, Canada
Catches: Left
Has appeared in 48 NHL games, posting 20-17 record since making stunning debut in season-opener in London, England in 2007…Kings’ first round (11th overall) selection in 2006 Entry Draft…Winner of Baz Bastien Memorial Trophy as the AHL’s best goaltender at Manchester after posting 30-21-6 record with 2.03 GAA in 2010…

32 Jonathan Quick
Goaltender
Height: 6-1
Weight: 214
Born: Jan. 21, 1986, Milford, Conn.
Catches: Left
Vezina Trophy finalist after posting 35-21-13 record with 1.95 GAA, .929 save percentage and 10 shutouts during regular season…Has been brilliant in playoffs, with 12-2 record, 1.54 GAA and .946 save percentage in first three rounds…Named to NHL All-Star Game…Won Silver Medal with Team USA at 2010 Olympics in Vancouver…Played collegiately at University of Massachusetts…Drafted in third round (72nd overall) of 2005 Entry Draft.