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by Deborah Lew / Los Angeles Kings

*Editor’s Note: staff writer Deborah Lew will boldly seek to satisfy the burning curiosity of fans by using current events and thought-provoking creativity to get a comprehensive off-the-ice look at the boys who’ve captured our hearts and our attention span 82+ nights every year. Each edition will feature two questions: 1) The “Shot,” which will relate to the player giving the answer; and 2) The “Pass,” which will ask the player to name a teammate. Keep checking back for new exciting editions of “Off the Post!”

He’s the subject of honor in numerous Facebook profile photos, he’s the King of the Jungle, and he’s every Kings fan’s favorite lion…and that’s not lyin.

Recently the Kings mascot and one of the most followed furry friends on Twitter took home some hardware. Bailey, the LA Kings Lion was named ‘Most Awesome Mascot’ at the Cartoon Network’s ‘Hall of Game’ Awards, and was also given the honor of the ‘Good Guy in Hockey’ award from the Ace Bailey Foundation.

Getting outside recognition for his undying team spirit is well-deserved and definitely something to cheer for. But Bailey has only been with the Kings for seven seasons, so who did everyone revere before his arrival?

Your favorite LA Kings players had to think back to a time before Bailey…but they were able to reveal a little bit about their past in the process!

The Shot: When you were younger, who was your favorite non-human/mascot-type character?

The Pass: Which of your teammates has the most team spirit?

Anze Kopitar

Shot: Donald Duck

Pass: Matt Greene

Mike Richards

Shot: Ninja Turtles

Pass: Stolly

Willie Mitchell

Shot: Roadrunner for sure – loved him!

Pass: Greenie likes to talk a lot – he’s a rah-rah guy, I’ll say him.

Trevor Lewis

Shot: Ninja Turtles

Pass: Slava Voynov

Matt Greene

Shot: Lionel from Thundercats

Pass: Jordan Nolan – he’s a fan of all teams!

Alec Martinez

Shot: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Pass: Slava Voynov

Jake Muzzin

Shot: The Hulk

Pass: Greener

Kyle Clifford

Shot: Tazmanian Devil

Pass: Greener

Martin Jones

Shot: TJ from Recess

Pass: Greener

Tyler Toffoli

Shot: Ninja Turtles for sure!

Pass: Nolan

Jordan Nolan

Shot: TJ from Recess

Pass: Justin Williams

Jonathan Quick

Shot: Ninja Turtles – I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but that’s the one I can remember the most.

Pass: Slava

Justin Williams

Shot: Garfield

Pass: Greenie

Tanner Pearson

Shot: Ninja Turtles

Pass: Greener – he’s pretty vocal in the room

Dustin Brown

Shot: Tom & Jerry

Pass: Jarret Stoll

Dwight King

Shot: Simba from the Lion King…now Bailey!

Pass: Matt Greene

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