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LA Kings Set to Face Predators on Oct. 12 for 2019-20 Home Opener

Opening Night is set as Drew Doughty and the Kings will face-off against the Nashville Predators at STAPLES Center

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The LA Kings will kick-off the club's 20th Anniversary Season at STAPLES Center on Saturday, October 12 at 3 p.m., the Kings and the National Hockey League announced today.

The Kings will host the Nashville Predators marking the first time the Kings have hosted the Predators as part of Opening Night festivities.

All-time, the Kings hold a 24-18-9 record in their home openers.

The Kings and the NHL are expected to release their entire 2019-20 regular season schedule on Tuesday, June 25, at 9 a.m.

The Kings will host their annual Development Camp beginning on Tuesday, June 25 at Toyota Sports Center. Top prospects including Rasmus Kupari, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Akil Thomas and Mikey Anderson will take part in the week-long event.

On Thursday, there will be a special SoCalGas In The Pipeline Scrimmage. Tickets to game are free, and Season Ticket Members have exclusive access to RSVP to secure their tickets in advance. Remaining seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The full Development Camp roster will be released soon and will include players in the Kings system, players who have been drafted (including many from this week's 2019 NHL Draft) but not signed by the Kings, and other non-roster camp invites. 

The first on-ice session for the Kings' 2019 NHL Training Camp is September 12 at the Toyota Sports Center. Details regarding Kings Rookie Camp will be announced at a later date.

The 2019 NHL Draft begins tonight in Vancouver and the Kings currently have 10 overall selections including two in the first round (5th overall and 22nd overall).

The first round begins at 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBCSN and the subsequent rounds begin on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. on the NHL Network.

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