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Adrian Kempe Set to Join Team Sweden for 2019 IIHF World Championship

LA Kings forward and his brother Mario Kempe will help Team Sweden defend last year's IIHF World Championship Gold Medal

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Today, Team Sweden announced that their 2019 IIHF World Championship roster is filled with 13 NHL players so far.

Two of those 13 players include brothers Mario and Adrian Kempe. The Kempe brothers will join Team Sweden as they look to defend Sweden's 2018 gold medal finish.

Tweet from @adriankempe: 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/dKxuFj0LHT

Check out the Full Team Sweden Roster! 
 

Last year's tournament was Adrian's first experience playing for the Swedish Men's National Team and it will definitley be a hard one to beat...

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Alec Martinez to Represent Team USA at 2019 IIHF World Championship

LA Kings defenseman returns to US National Team following last year's bronze medal finish

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

USA Hockey announced today the first 17 players named to the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship, May 10-26, in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia.

Seven players return from last year's bronze medal-winning U.S. Men's National Team, including Alec Martinez and captain Patrick Kane.

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Prospect Report: Mikey Anderson

Top LA Kings prospects are making their mark in the playoffs with their WHL, OHL and collegiate teams

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Even though the LA Kings 2018-2019 season has come to an end, several of the Kings top prospects are still competing for a championship in the OHL, WHL and NCAA.

Take a look at the top prospects:

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PODCAST: Introducing McLellan

Nick Nickson and Dave Joseph joined host Jesse Cohen immediately following the press conference to share their first impressions of the new coach

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast / LAKings.com

On Wednesday, Todd McLellan was introduced as the next head coach of the LA Kings. Hall of Fame broadcaster Nick Nickson and Kings PA Announcer Dave Joseph joined host Jesse Cohen immediately following the introductory press conference to share their first impressions of the new coach.

The trio also discussed the recent playoff surprises, the importance of getting the draft right and the highlights of the day. 

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Tyler Toffoli Nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The National Hockey League announced the list of nominees for the 2018-19 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.

Tyler Toffoli was selected by the LA Kings to represent the team due to his involvement in community initiatives both on and off the ice.

The winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy will be selected by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.

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Watch Todd McLellan's Introductory Press Conference

The LA Kings new head coach 'know's what's ahead' and understands that buy-in and patience will be key going forward

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

LA Kings Head Coach Todd McLellan joined General Manager Rob Blake at Toyota Sports Center to discuss his new role with the Kings.

Watch the press conference below!

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Todd McLellan Named Head Coach of LA Kings

McLellan becomes 29th head coach in franchise history; introductory press conference set for Wednesday at 12 p.m.

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The LA Kings have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract for Todd McLellan to serve as the club's new head coach, it was announced today by Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.

McLellan becomes the 29th head coach in club history, and he comes with a wealth of experience as a head coach in the NHL, having already logged 11 seasons of head coaching experience in both Edmonton (three-plus seasons with the Oilers) and San Jose (seven seasons with the Sharks). In 2008, he won a Stanley Cup Championship while serving as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings.

McLellan's has a career record of 434-282-90 in 806 regular season games (.594 points percentage). His 434 regular season wins are ranked 33rd all-time and 11th among active coaches in the NHL. McLellan-led teams have eclipsed the 50-win plateau three times and 100-plus points five times during his coaching career. Additionally, his teams have advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in seven of his 10 full seasons behind an NHL bench and he has a career post-season record of 37-38 over 75 games (.493 winning percentage).

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Peter Budaj Hangs Up His Pads After a Successful Career

The 36-year-old veteran goaltender played his last game with the Ontario Reign on Friday

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Veteran goaltender Peter Budaj took the ice for the last time on Friday as the winningest goalie in Ontario Reign history.

Budaj, who tends to keep a low profile, wanted the news of his retirement to be a surprise at the game.

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Mikey Anderson Helps Minnesota-Duluth Win National Championship

UMD coach 'can't say enough' about the LA Kings prospect, as he and the Bulldogs earn second straight NCAA title

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

On Saturday, LA Kings prospect Mikey Anderson helped the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (UMD) win their second straight NCAA National Championship.

The Bulldogs dominated puck possession and shut down the University of Massachusetts with a 3-0 victory at KeyBank Center.

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Top 10 Moments from the LA Kings 2018-19 Season

Though the season didn't live up to the organization's expectations, there were plenty of bright spots throughout the year

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

This season had its ups and downs, but one thing is for sure, there were plenty of milestones and memories made along the way. 

There were even some odd moments too.

...like when Referee Francois St. Laurent proved he was part time referee, part time MLB catcher.

Video: BUF@LAK: Referee snares Sobotka's flying stick in 2nd

...or when Bert Kreischer joined Hockey Night in LA.

Tweet from @LAKings: .@dewyy8 is loving @BertKreischer by the glass 😂#GoKingsGo | #HNILA pic.twitter.com/CaQhaypSln

 

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