King (right) at the 2012 Stanley Cup parade
July 5, 1989 |
Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3.5 in (192 cm)|
|Weight||234 lb (106 kg; 16 st 10 lb)|
|NHL team||Los Angeles Kings|
|NHL Draft||109th overall, 2007
Dwight King (born July 5, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He won the Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2012 and in 2014.
King was drafted 109th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He spent five seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes (spanning from 2004–05 to 2008–09) in the Western Hockey League (WHL).
King made his professional debut during the 2009–10 season, playing 20 games in the ECHL with the Ontario Reign, and the remainder of the regular season and playoffs with the Kings' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.
King remained with Manchester for the beginning of the 2010–11 AHL season before being recalled to the NHL by Los Angeles on November 16, 2010 to replace the injured Alexei Ponikarovsky on their active roster. On November 17, 2010 he played in his first NHL game when he suited up with the Kings for a home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
On February 12, 2012, King scored his first career National Hockey League goal against the Dallas Stars. He went on to score five goals with three assists during the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs as the Kings won their first ever Stanley Cup championship.
On October 24, 2013, King completed his first ever National Hockey League hat trick against the Phoenix Coyotes. King won his second Stanley Cup when the Kings defeated the New York Rangers on June 13, 2014. On July 30, 2014, King and the Los Angeles Kings avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year contract worth $5.95 million.
|2010–11||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||6||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||27||5||9||14||10||20||5||3||8||13|
|2012–13||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||47||4||6||10||11||18||2||3||5||2|
|2013–14||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||77||15||15||30||18||26||3||8||11||20|
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