The LA Kings introduced right now the roster for the 2023 Global Series that can happen on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The 28-player roster, which features 16 forwards, 9 defensemen and three goaltenders, can be found right here. The pair of video games in opposition to the Arizona Coyotes are part of the team’s preseason schedule.
Headlining the roster are a trio of two-time Stanley Cup Champions with the Kings, including captain Anze Kopitar, alternate captain Drew Doughty, and forward Trevor Lewis. After helping the Kings capture the primary Stanley Cup in franchise history in 2012, the trio led the Kings to a Western Conference Final appearance in 2013 earlier than profitable the Stanley Cup again in 2014.
In total, the roster options 23 players who played a minimum of one game with the Kings during in 2022-23 NHL season, including 2023 NHL All-Star Game participant Kevin Fiala, 40-goal scorer (41G in 2022-23) and 2022 NHL All-Star Game participant, Adrian Kempe, and defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov, who is ready to play in his second consecutive NHL Global Series (Tampere, Finland) after doing so final 12 months with the Columbus Blue Jackets. This summer time (June 7), the 6’3”, 220-pound defenseman signed a two-year contract extension with the Kings after being acquired through trade on Feb. 28, 2023.
The roster additionally options forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, who’s coming into his first training camp with the Kings after being acquired via commerce from the Winnipeg Jets and signing an eight-year extension on June 27, 2023. Additionally, defenseman Jordan Spence, the first Australian-born participant to skate in the NHL, may also be featured on the roster. Spence was born in Manly, Australia and moved in another country together with his family at a young age before ultimately making his NHL debut on March 10, 2022.