Kings announce training camp roster, schedule

T-minus 24 hours, Insider!

This time tomorrow, we’ll be here at the Toyota Sports Performance Center to prepare for the first day of training camp, with the 2022-23 LA Kings season kicking off ahead. For today, we’ll settle for a few details. The Kings will begin their 2022 training camp tomorrow with four seasons in El Segundo. The 63 players attending training camp will be divided into three groups throughout the day, with Groups A and B also set to scramble in between practice sessions, before Group C’s day ends at noon.

The released schedule runs for the first three days of camp, with group names and times scheduled to remain the same on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, going into the first preseason game on Sunday in San Jose. The Kings will be busy with both practice and exhibition competition, with games taking place on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

Here are the details of the first seven days of the camp –

Thursday, September 22
• 10:00 am – Group A Practice
• 10:50 am – Group A vs. Group B Scrimmage
• 12:25 pm – Group B Practice
• 1:00 PM – Group C Practice

Friday, September 23
• 10:00 am – Group B Practice
• 10:50 am – Group A vs. Group B Scrimmage
• 12:25 pm – Group A Practice
• 1:00 PM – Group C Practice

Saturday, September 24
• 10:00 am – Group A Practice
• 10:50 am – Group A vs. Group B Scrimmage
• 12:25 pm – Group B Practice
• 1:00 PM – Group C Practice

Sunday, September 25
• 10:00 am – Group B
• 11:30 AM – Group C
• 4:00 p.m. – LA Kings @ San Jose Sharks (SAP Center)

Monday, September 26
• 10:00 am – Group A
• 11:15 am – Group B
• 7:00 pm – LA Kings @ Vegas Golden Knights (T-Mobile Arena)

Tuesday, September 27
• 11:30 AM – Group A
• 1:00 pm – Group B
• 2:15 pm – Group C

Wednesday, September 28
• 10:00 am – Group A
• 11:15 am – Group B
• 1:15 pm – Group C
• 7:00 p.m. – LA Kings vs. San Jose Sharks (Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA)

The remaining schedule of the camp will be released later.

The Kings will play a total of seven exhibition events beginning at 4:00 p.m. in San Jose on Sunday, September 25, with a total of three opponents in seven games that will be played at six different venues. The full preseason schedule is listed below.

Sunday, September 25 – Kings in San Jose – 4:00 PM
Monday, September 26 – Kings in Vegas – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28 – Kings vs. San Jose – 7:00 p.m. (Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA)
Sunday, October 2 – Kings v. Anaheim – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 4 – Kings in Anaheim – 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 6 – Kings vs. Vegas – 6:00 p.m. (Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT)
Saturday, October 8 – Kings v. Anaheim – 2:00 pm

So who will be there?

The Kings also maintained a full camp roster, consisting of 63 players, divided into six goaltenders, 20 defensemen and 37 forwards. The beauty of a training camp roster is that it’s everywhere from future Hall of Fame centers to tryout defensemen, and everywhere in between. With back-to-back pre-season games and a total of seven exhibition competitions, the organization will have the opportunity to offer players a wide variety of game time in the pre-season, while managing the Giants’ minutes and exertion .

The full camp roster is broken down as follows –

Goals (6) – Phoenix Copley, David Herenck, Jacob Ingham, Cal Peterson, Jonathan Quick, Matthew Villalta
Defense personnel (20) – Frederick Allard, Mickey Anderson, Toby Bisson, Tobias Björnfot, Angus Booth, Brandt Clark, Drew Doughty, Sean Durzy, Alex Adler, Cameron Goons, Helge Grans, Tyler Inamoto, Landon Cosier, Mark Lajoie, Jacob Mowrey, Kim Nausinen, Matt Roy , Jordan Spence, Cameron Suprica, Sean Walker
Forward (37) – Eric Allari, Jarrett Anderson-Dolan, Lias Anderson, Victor Arvidsson, Quinton Byfield, Martin Chromiak, Philippe Danault, Jacob Dotti, Aidan Dudas, Riley Fiedler-Schultz, Samuel Fagemo, Kevin Fiala, Karl Grundstrom, Samuel Helenius, Alex Ifalo, Arthur Kaliyev, Brett Kemp, Adrian Kempe, Ange Kopitar, Rasmus Kupari, Caleb Lawrence, Andre Lee, Brendan Lemieux, Blake Lizzotte, Tyler Madden, Trevor Moore, Justin Nachbauer, Francesco Pinelli, Alan Queen, James Stephen, Akil Thomas, Nate Thompson, Alex Turcott, TJ Tynan, Gabriel Villardi, Austin Wagner, Taylor Ward

A formal roster is available Here,

The Kings currently have 47 players signed to NHL contracts and all 47 will attend training camp, in addition to several unsigned draft picks, players under contract with the AHL’s Ontario regime and training camp invitees, many of which include rookie faceoffs. Let’s skate with the team in San Jose last weekend.

Regarding some of the above list, head coach Todd McClellan recently shared in an interview with Dennis Bernstein and John Howen that Victor Arvidsson, who had off-season back surgery, has resumed skating, But may not be 100 percent ready to open night. As for Sean Durjee, who had off-season shoulder surgery, he could also have gained a slower pace but at this point he is expected to be ready for October 11th. All the other players who have come out with injuries, including Drew Doughty and Sean Walker, are expected to be ready to leave tomorrow morning.

This group includes 28 players who played games with the Kings in the previous season, as well as three players who played NHL games with other organizations. One of the latter three is forward Nate Thompson, who will attend camp on a professional effort (PTO). Thompson appeared in 79 regular-season games and four post-season competitions with the Kings during the 2017-18 and 2018–19 seasons and saw action in 33 games with Philadelphia a season earlier. Thompson is a regular in the area during the summer, skating informally with other local pro players, and is here on a try-out basis when evaluating next steps.

Speaking of the next steps, one more sleep until we get started with the main camp!

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