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Los Angeles Kings’ Slava Voynov Serving Sentence in Seal Beach Jail

July 29th, 2015 at 8:32 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

After pleading no contest on July 2 to one misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse in the Torrance Superior Court, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was sentenced to 90-days in jail which Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Eric C. Taylor allowed Voynov to serve at count jail or any police facility.

Voynov is now serving his domestic violence sentence at the 30-bed Seal Beach Detention Center.

Seal Beach police refused to confirm that Voynov was there but California law requires such information to be public, therefore they have now confirmed to the LA Times that Voynov is paying $100 a day to serve his sentence in the police facility of the Orange County seaside community. He began serving his sentence on July 7.

Bedding and uniforms are provided. He's allowed to bring a number of personal items, including an inexpensive watch, five photographs and up to $100 in cash for purchases from the commissary, per the LA Times.

The jail first became noteworthy in 2013 when it began offering convicted criminals the opportunity to pay for upgraded jail experience.

Voynov’s lawyers previously denied information on where Voynov was serving his time for his safety.

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Gasper Kopitar Signs with the Manchester Monarchs

July 29th, 2015 at 12:36 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Manchester Monarchs announced Monday that they have signed Dennis Brown, Matt White, Gasper Kopitar and Troy Power for the 2015-16 season, the Monarchs inaugural season in the ECHL and 15th season in Manchester.

Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar’s younger brother by five years, Gasper Kopitar tallied 25 points (11G-14A) in 41 games with the Ontario Reign (ECHL) last season and recorded two assists in 19 games during in the 2014-15 ECHL playoffs.

The 6’0” 194-pound forward, played 12 games in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks, two years in the USHL with the Des Moines Buccaneers, and two seasons with Mora IK in Sweden before signing with Ontario for the 2013-14 season.

The native of Jesenice, Slovenia, has 45 career points in the ECHL, rescoding 19 goals and 26 assists.

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Tyler Toffoli Wasn’t Given the Community Service Award for No Reason

July 28th, 2015 at 1:02 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

A Stanley Cup, World Championship, Eddie Powers Trophy, Jim Mahon Trophy, Red Garrett Memorial Award, and most recently the Jim Fox Community Service Award by the Kings Care Foundation, is a lot achievements for the recently turned 23 year-old Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli.

In the past year no Kings player has devoted as much time to community or charitable endeavors as Toffoli.

“I enjoy doing these things,” he said to lakingsinsider.com. “I think this season I talked to Jen (Senior Director of Community Relations Jennifer Pope) at the start of the year and said I wanted to step up and be able to do these things, and I enjoy them. I think she knows that she can ask me and I’ll pretty well do everything. I think it’s good to give back to the community and help out as much as I can.”

On Thursday, Toffoli joined Jeff Carter and Alec Martinez in leading the Macedonian and Barbadian 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games delegations in a tour through the Kings’ practice facility, along with a question and answer session, and a meet and greet.

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Los Angeles Kings Welcome 2015 Special Olympics World Games Athletes

July 28th, 2015 at 12:30 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Tyler Toffoli, Alec Martinez and Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings spent Thursday afternoon welcoming athletes for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

The Macedonian and Barbadian delegations toured the Kings and Los Angeles Lakers’ practice facilities at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Thursday. They also took part in a meet-and-greet, question and answers session (hosted by Jim Fox), autograph and photo session with Kings players, staff, mascot Bailey and the Ice Crew. The players treated the athletes to a personal tour of the Kings’ workout room and team areas with the Kings’ Head Athletic Trainer Chris Kingsley.

"That's the best part, when they walk into that weight room and their eyes light up and they start smiling, especially when they saw that video," Martinez said to NHL.com. "There wasn't one of them that had ever ice-skated before."

"I think they were excited," said Toffoli to lakingsinsider.com, "I showed them the Arc Trainer there and the curved treadmill. I’m assuming they don’t have this type of technology for them to train [with]. I saw a couple of them running on the curved treadmill and it’s pretty crazy because I wouldn’t get on there myself, to be honest. It’s cool and I think they had fun seeing our gym and how incredible it is. They’re definitely excited."

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10 Los Angeles Kings Regular Season Games to Be on NBCSN

July 27th, 2015 at 12:04 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The NBC Sports Group will air 105 regular season NHL games in the 2015-16 season, 10 of which will feature the Los Angeles Kings:

Wednesday, October 7: KINGS vs San Jose, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN) Opening Night
Tuesday, November 3: KINGS at St. Louis, 5:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Tuesday, December 22: KINGS vs San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Monday, January 4: KINGS at Colorado, 6:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Wednesday, January 27: Colorado at KINGS, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Thursday, February 4: Anaheim at KINGS, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Sunday, February 28: KINGS at Anaheim, 6:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Monday, March 14: KINGS at Chicago, 5:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Tuesday, March 22: KINGS at Minnesota, 5:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Monday, March 28: KINGS at San Jose, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN)

*all times PT

Rangers-Penguins, Blackhawks-Wild, Capitals-Flyers, Penguins-Capitals and Kings-Sharks are the most featured regular-season matchups, each appearing three times across NBC and NBCSN.

Per NBC, “bonus games may be added to the schedule once the season is underway.”

Additionally, All-Star Weekend in Nashville takes place between Friday, January 29 and Sunday, January 31 and will feature the NHL Fantasy Draft, All-Star Skills Competition and All-Star Game. The entire weekend will be broadcast on NBCSN.

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