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Category: ‘Defensemen’

Brayden McNabb: the Kings Unsung Hero
February 28th, 2015 at 6:54 PM
Defenseman Brayden McNabb was signed to a two year contract over the summer with the Los Angeles Kings, and he has stepped in for the team since the start of the season. The Kings have struggled all season long with injured defenseman and Slava Voynov being suspended indefinitely form the...

Defenseman Derek Forbort Has Been Assigned to the Manchester Monarchs
February 27th, 2015 at 8:21 PM
The Los Angeles Kings have assigned defenseman Derek Forbort to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. ***PHOTO1*** The Kings recalled Forbort on February 11 when defenseman Alec Martinez began suffering “concussion-like symptoms.” He did not appear in a game during his call-up. In 46...

Los Angeles Kings Place Alec Martinez on Injured Reserve
February 26th, 2015 at 8:39 PM
The Los Angeles Kings have placed defenseman Alec Martinez on injured reserve, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The move is retroactive to February 9. Martinez, 27, sustained an upper-body injury, during the Kings 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier this month. The injury came from a heavy...

Slava Voynov Trial to Be Delayed One Week
February 25th, 2015 at 8:26 PM
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov’s trial, in which he faces a felony domestic violence charge, was supposed to begin March 2, but will be delayed one week due to scheduling conflicts. Per Rich Hammond of the OC Register, during a pretrial conference Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Deputy...

Darryl Sutter Remembers Defenseman Steve Montador
February 16th, 2015 at 2:11 AM
Steve Montador, a defenseman who played 571 games in 10 NHL seasons, was found unconscious in his Ontario, Canada home Sunday morning, and later pronounced dead. The hockey world was emotional Sunday and former teammates, colleagues and coaches affectionately remembered “Monty”. “He was a smart guy, a really bright guy,” Kings...

Defenseman Alec Martinez Has Sustained an Upper-Body Injury
February 8th, 2015 at 12:12 PM
During Saturday’s 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez sustained an upper-body injury. The injury came from a heavy shoulder-to-shoulder hit by the Lightning’s Cedric Paquette behind the Kings net. Martinez attempted to remain on the bench for several moments before he headed down the...

Los Angeles Kings February 5 Update
February 5th, 2015 at 2:31 PM
The Los Angeles Kings hit the ice in Florida this morning in preparation for their game tonight against the Florida Panthers. Forward lines remained the same, but Andreoff and Shore left the ice at the same time so no indication which one will center the fourth line. However, there are...

Los Angeles Kings Fall 2-1 in Overtime to the Calgary Flames
January 20th, 2015 at 10:31 AM
The Los Angeles Kings fell 2-1 in overtime to the Calgary Flames Monday night at the STAPLES Center. The Kings had all the right opportunities and chances but both goaltenders were outstanding tonight and the shots just wouldn’t go through. “We were pretty solid in the first two periods,” said...

Rob Blake’s No. 4 is in the Rafters
January 19th, 2015 at 12:42 AM
On Saturday evening the Los Angeles Kings retired Rob Blake’s No. 4 jersey and raised it up in the rafters in a special ceremony that not only honored Blake’s remarkable career ,but the amazing person he is. "From day one, when I showed up here and walked down the Great Western...

Rob Blake’s Jersey to Be Retired on Saturday
January 15th, 2015 at 5:28 PM
Rob Blake’s famous No. 4 jersey will be retired by the Los Angeles Kings at the STAPLES Center on Saturday; it will be hanging in the rafters next to Marcel Dionne, Rogie Vachon, Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille and Dave Taylor. Blake played 14 of his 20 NHL seasons with the Kings...

Los Angeles Kings Drew Doughty Named Assistant Captain for 2015 NHL All-Star Game
January 14th, 2015 at 4:34 PM
The NHL announced today that Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks have been named team Captains for the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus. Kings head coach Darryl Sutter will coach Team Foligno, while Peter Laviolette will coach Team Toews. In addition, Drew...

Update on Los Angeles Kings Defenseman Robyn Regehr
January 3rd, 2015 at 1:20 PM
Head coach Darryl Sutter told LA Kings Insider, Jon Rosen that defenseman Robyn Regehr is at least a week away from returning to the lineup. Sutter stated that Regehr’s injury is related to his hand. ***PHOTO1*** Although the 34-year old has not seen practicing with the team or skating alone, Sutter...

Los Angeles Kings Make NHL History Again-But not in the Way They Would Like
December 29th, 2014 at 8:25 PM
Missing his 31st game tonight, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov becomes the longest suspended NHL player, for any reason, as first reported by Rich Hammond of the OC Register. The second-longest suspension belongs to Chris Simon of the New York’s Islanders who was suspended for 30-games for deliberately stomping...

Los Angeles Kings: Slava Voynov Update
December 29th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Los Angeles Kings suspended defenseman, Slava Voynov pleaded not guilty to a felony domestic violence charge during his arraignment at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Torrance on Monday. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for January 28th and a jury trial is set for March 2nd; jury will be selected on...

Los Angeles Kings Defenseman Drew Doughty Turns 25 Years Old
December 8th, 2014 at 3:26 PM
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty turned 25 years old today. ***PHOTO1*** Doughty is a native of London, Ontario. Growing up, his favorite player was Wayne Gretzky and his favorite team was the Los Angeles Kings. He began his amateur career in 2004 with the London Jr. Knights Minor-ON. In 2005, he went...

Alec Martinez Signs a Six-Year Contract Extension with the Los Angeles Kings
December 3rd, 2014 at 3:39 PM
The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Alec Martinez to a six-year contract extension, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Wednesday. He is signed through the 2020-21 season and is set to receive an average salary of four-million dollars a year. The news comes the day after Martinez returned to the...

Los Angeles Kings: Slava Voynov Update
December 1st, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Los Angeles Kings defender Slava Voynov entered Los Angeles County Superior Court with a not-guilty plea early Monday morning. ***PHOTO1*** The district attorney sought a no-contact order between Voynov and his wife, Marta Varlamova, but the judge declined the order. Voynov is permitted to have “peaceful” contact with the alleged victim, despite...

Los Angeles Kings November 28 Practice
November 28th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
After a day off on Thursday, the Los Angeles Kings held practice on Friday November 28 at the Toyota Sports Center. The line-rushes were as follows: Gaborik-Kopitar-Toffoli Pearson-Carter-Lewis Brown-Stoll-Williams Clifford-Richards-King Andreoff-Nolan ***PHOTO1*** Alec Martinez joined the team in a full practice for the first time since he underwent surgery on his finger on November 14. “Just getting...

Los Angeles Kings: Slava Voynov Update
November 20th, 2014 at 2:42 PM
The District Attorney’s Office has filed a felony case against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov. The charges announced this afternoon are for one felony count of corporal injury to spouse. Press Release from the District Attorney’s office: A Los Angeles Kings defenseman was charged today in connection with an alleged attack...

Rob Blake Officially Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
November 19th, 2014 at 8:13 PM
Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman and current Assistant General Manager Rob Blake was inducted into the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in Toronto. ***VIDEO1*** “This is a tremendous honor,” Blake told the Hockey Hall of Fame. “I am fortunate to have been around the game of hockey and have it...