Dwight King

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Dwight King
Born (1989-07-05) July 5, 1989 (age 25)
Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 3.5 in (192 cm)
Weight 234 lb (106 kg; 16 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 109th overall, 2007
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2009–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

King (right) at the 2012 Stanley Cup parade.

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.[1] 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.[2]

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 24th, 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.

Personal life[edit]

King is of Métis heritage.[3] His older brother D. J. King also plays professional hockey.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 68 8 8 16 22 6 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 62 12 32 44 39
2007–08 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 72 34 35 69 56 19 8 6 14 12
2008–09 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 64 25 35 60 51 11 1 7 8 2
2009–10 Ontario Reign ECHL 20 4 5 9 9
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 52 10 16 26 42 16 2 7 9 4
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 72 24 28 52 58 7 2 3 5 2
2010–11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 6 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 50 11 18 29 20
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 27 5 9 14 10 20 5 3 8 13
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 28 5 12 17 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
NHL totals 157 24 30 54 41 64 10 14 24 35

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