LOS ANGELES – Five Los Angeles Kings players – Dustin Brown
(U.S.), Jack Johnson (U.S.), Jonathan Quick
(U.S.), Drew Doughty
(Canada) and Michal Handzus (Slovakia) – will be in Vancouver for the Winter Olympic Games, and each player will contribute to LAKings.com, the club’s official website, from Vancouver the Kings announced today.
Each player will contribute in different ways – including video chats from Vancouver -- during their time at the Olympics at LAKings.com/olympics. LAKings.com/olympics, which is live now, features video, audio, photos, interviews, blogs and more in anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games. That coverage will expand in the coming days and will continue until the players return to Los Angeles.
“We believe our website will provide comprehensive, one-stop-viewing for our fans during these exciting Olympic hockey games in Canada,” said Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille. “The entire country of Canada is gearing up for this major event and we are thrilled to help share in that excitement through our website and other social networking vehicles.”
LAKings.com/olympics will also feature original content from other personnel associated with the Kings. Robitaille will be in Vancouver and will be “tweeting” about his experiences on Twitter/LAKings. Jeremy Roenick, who provides a vlog for LAKings.com called “The JRgument,” will offer up a special edition from the Olympics in addition to his hockey commentary for NBC.
Kings Vision/FS West reporter Heidi Androl will be in Vancouver serving as the NHL.com host for NHL All Access Vancouver Update, presented by Scotiabank in Canada and U.S. Army in the United States, which takes a look at notable players and teams in action each day of the competition while monitoring the tournament standings. Dieter Ruehle, the Music Director for the Kings and STAPLES Center, is in Vancouver to coordinate music for all of the hockey games and he will be tweeting for the Kings, as will Nicole Brown, the wife of Kings captain/forward Dustin Brown.
From Los Angeles, LAKings.com beat writer/columnist Rich Hammond will be contributing content, as will members of the Kings hockey operations department through special Kings Vision interviews and podcasts.