Kings Announce Opening Night Roster

The LA Kings introduced lately its 23-player roster for opening night time, which options 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Forwards (14): Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Viktor Arvidsson, Quinton Byfield, Phillip Danault, Kevin Fiala, Carl Grundstrom, Alex Iafallo, Arthur Kaliyev, Adrian Kempe, Anze Kopitar, Brendan Lemieux, Blake Lizotte, Trevor Moore, and Gabriel Vilardi

Defensemen (7): Mikey Anderson, Brandt Clarke, Drew Doughty, Sean Durzi, Alex Edler, Matt Roy, and Sean Walker

Goaltenders (2): Cal Petersen, Jonathan Quick

As a part of lately’s roster strikes, the Kings loaned Rasmus Kupari (F) and Andre Lee (F) to the Ontario Reign (AHL) whilst Jacob Moverare (D) and Pheonix Copley (G) cleared waivers this morning and had been reassigned to Ontario.

In addition, defenseman Brandt Clarke has modified his quantity from 54 to 92.

Roster Highlights:
•   Forward Anze Kopitar will function captain for the 7th season. He has led the Kings in issues 14 of the closing 15 seasons. The 2022-23 season can be his seventeenth season, tying him with Dave Taylor for second-most in Kings historical past
•   Goaltender Jonathan Quick enters the 2022-23 NHL season with 712 video games performed, which ranks moment among all lively goaltenders and is essentially the most by way of any lively goaltender underneath a unmarried NHL franchise. 
•   Defenseman Alexander Edler is simply 34 video games from 1,000
•   For the primary time since 2008-09, the Kings Opening Night roster options two avid gamers – Kevin Fiala (33 with Minnesota), Adrian Kempe (35) – who scored 30 or extra NHL objectives the season prior.
•   The Kings Opening Night roster options 8 first-round NHL Draft picks: Quinton Byfield (2d, 2020), Brandt Clarke (eighth, 2021), Phillip Danault (twenty sixth, 2011 (CHI)), Drew Doughty (2d, 2008), Adrian Kempe (twenty ninth, 2014), Anze Kopitar (eleventh, 2005), Kevin Fiala (eleventh, 2014 (NSH)) and Gabriel Vilardi (eleventh, 2017)
•   Of the 23 avid gamers at the Kings Opening Night roster, 18 had been drafted, signed or got since 2017

  • Drafted (6): Mikey Anderson (2017, 4th rd.), Jaret Anderson-Dolan (2017, 2d rd.), Quinton Byfield (2020, 1st rd.), Brandt Clarke (2021, 1st rd.), Arthur Kaliyev (2019, 2d rd.) and Gabriel Vilardi (2017, 1st rd.)
  • Signed (6): Phillip Danault (2021), Alexander Edler (2021), Alex Iafallo (2017), Blake Lizotte (2019), Cal Petersen (2017) and Sean Walker (2017)
  • Traded (6): Viktor Arvidsson (2021), Sean Durzi (2019), Kevin Fiala (2022), Carl Grundstrom (2019), Brendan Lemieux (2021) and Trevor Moore (2021). 

The Kings open the season Tuesday at house towards the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m. The recreation will probably be broadcast on ESPN and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio. Fans who’re attending the sport are inspired to be of their seats early.

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