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The Ultimate LA Kings Playlist

Check out the players' playlist, which features a wide range of country, hip hop, rap, EDM and rock and roll!

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Summer is fast approaching, which means beach days and road trips aren't far away. The one essential for every hot summer day? The perfect playlist.

So, we compiled the best songs from the LA Kings locker room to give you over two hours of tunes!

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The LA Kings: What's in a Name?

Find out how the LA Kings franchise settled upon their official team name in 1966.

by Mike Commito @mikecommito / LAKings.com

A year before the Kings hit the ice for their first season, the LA franchise began its search for a name.

On April 14, 1966, the club announced it would be holding a naming contest to all residents of Southern California, with the winning name scheduled to be revealed the following month.

But when the deadline of May 20th came around, the team was still nameless.

Initially, the club pushed back the announcement citing that there were so many entries that it had to be postponed by a week. Another week came and went, and still, Los Angeles' NHL franchise had no moniker.

By the end of May, the club's owner, Jack Kent Cooke, assured fans that they had settled on a name but could not reveal it yet due to potential copyright problems. While Cooke's attorneys did their due diligence, the waiting continued. 

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Russian Teammates Say Ilya Kovalchuk is a 'Machine' at World Championship

'He's one of those types of guys you want to play with and you want to always be around him.'

by Aaron Vickers @AAVickers / LAKings.com

His accolades? Certainly ample.

His reputation? More than solidified.

His legacy? Lasting, to those around longtime Russian icon Ilya Kovalchuk.

And one to learn from.

"He's a machine," Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov said. "He started playing from 18 years old in the NHL. He's still in really good shape, and still a really good player. He's a really professional player and young players can learn a lot from him."

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PODCAST: Prospect Update

Play-by-play announcers Larry Mellott and Bruce Ciskie discuss LA Kings prospects Sean Durzi, Markus Phillips and Mikey Anderson

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Three LA Kings defensive prospects finished the 2018-19 season as champions.

Sean Durzi and Markus Phillips won the OHL Championship with the Guelph Storm and begin play in the Memorial Cup soon. Plus, Mikey Anderson helped the UMD Bulldogs win their back-to-back NCAA Championship.

In this episode, the Storm's play-by-play announcer Larry Mellott offers up his view of the pair of blueliners and their contributions to the Storm playoff run. Then, UMD play-by-play announcer Bruce Ciskie talks about the impact Mikey Anderson had on the Bulldogs' championship.

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Adrian Kempe Tells All in NHLPA Q&A

Learn more about your favorite Swedish forward as he competes for another World Championship!

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

As Adrian Kempe competes for a back-to-back gold medal at the IIHF World Championsip, get to know him better through the NHLPA Player Q&A!

This was also a good excuse for us to take a deep dive into his Instagram... and we are not complaining.

Find out who's the best DJ in the Kings locker room, who he admires most and more!

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WATCH: Off the Ice with Anze Kopitar

Anze Kopitar hosts Kathryn Tappen at his California home to discuss hockey, family and life at the beach

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Anze Kopitar showed Kathryn Tappen around his South Bay neighborhood, the beautiful place he's called home for the past 13 years. 

"Being drafted here 14 years ago, it's very hard to picture [living] anywhere else," Kopitar said.

Can you blame him?

He resides on the beach with his wife and kids, who he spends as much of his down time with as possible, either playing mini sticks with his son or going to his daughter's ballet classes.

Tappen quizzed Kopitar to get to know him a bit better and even we learned a few new things about the captain!

His favorite comfort food: Cheeseburger
Best walk out music: Levels by Avicii
If he could have any super power: To fly

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Which LA Kings Go-To Karaoke Song Would You Sing?

See which songs the Kings love to belt out at karaoke night!

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

As you may know, the LA Kings launched their Spotify playlists recently! So, we asked several players what their favorite tune is to sing along to.

Now if only we could get our hands on footage of them singing 🤔

In the meantime, check out all the classics below! 

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Guelph Storm Complete Epic Comeback to Win OHL Championship

LA Kings prospects Sean Durzi and Markus Phillips helped the Storm win four straight games to clinch OHL Championship

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

It has been a wild playoffs for the Guelph Storm to say the least.

The team has found themselves trailing time and time again, and Sunday was no different. 

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Kempe Brothers Reunited in Quest for Gold at 2019 World Championship

Much to their family's delight, Adrian and Mario Kempe suit up together as Sweden aims to capture third straight Gold Medal

by Aaron Vickers @AAVickers / LAKings.com

Adrian Kempe admits, openly and freely without any debate, that his roommate at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia is in full control of their shared accommodation.

Seniority is a thing, after all.

Especially when it's big brother.

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Nikolai Prokhorkin Signs One-Year Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings

2018 Olympic Gold Medalist set to join organization after posting 41 points in 41 games last season with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The LA Kings have signed forward Nikolai Prokhorkin to a one-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

The 25-year-old Prokhorkin (born on Sept. 17, 1993) is a 6-2, 201-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, who appeared in 41 regular-season games this season with SKA St. Petersburg (KHL), posting 41 points (20-21=41), a plus-27 rating and 10 penalty minutes.

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