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2009–10 Los Angeles Kings season

The 2009–10 Los Angeles Kings season was the 43rd season (42nd season of play) for the National Hockey League franchise. For the first time since the 2001–02 NHL season, the Kings qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

2009–10 Los Angeles Kings
Division 3rd Pacific
Conference 6th Western
2009–10 record 46–27–9
Home record 22–13–6
Road record 24–14–3
Goals for 241
Goals against 219
Team information
General Manager Dean Lombardi
Coach Terry Murray
Captain Dustin Brown
Alternate captains Matt Greene
Anze Kopitar
Arena Staples Center

Contents

Pre-seasonEdit

The Kings were busy at the entry draft, making five trades. The Kings chose Brayden Schenn as their first-round pick, fifth overall. The Kings finished the pre-season with a record of 4–3–1. Defenseman Sean O'Donnell received a five-game suspension during the pre-season after an incident involving New York Islanders forward Matt Martin. O'Donnell missed the final three pre-season games, and will miss the first two games of the regular season.

Luc Robitaille was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 9, 2009. Robitaille, who currently serves as the President of Business Operations for the Kings, was joined by Brian Leetch, Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull and Lou Lamoriello in this year's class of inductees.

Regular seasonEdit

The Kings observed a 17-day break in the schedule in February due to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Five players currently under contract for Los Angeles were selected to represent their countries during the tournament. Drew Doughty played for Canada, Michal Handzus played for Slovakia, while Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson and Jonathan Quick all represented the United States.

The main highlights for the club included them breaking an eight-year playoff absence by qualifying as the sixth seed in the Western Conference. They finished the season with 101 points, the third highest point total in franchise history. They also set a franchise record with a nine-game winning streak from January 21 through February 6. They registered two other eight game stretches without a loss. On the road, they established franchise records for road wins in a season (24), road points (51) and the first ever 5–0–0 record on a five-game trip in franchise history.

Individually, goaltender Jonathan Quick established single-season records for victories with 39 and games played with 72.

Divisional standingsEdit

Pacific Division[1]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – San Jose Sharks 82 51 20 11 264 215 113
2 Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 7 225 202 107
3 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 9 241 219 101
4 Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 11 238 251 89
5 Dallas Stars 82 37 31 14 237 254 88

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference[2]
R GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – San Jose Sharks 82 51 20 11 264 215 113
2 y – Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks 82 49 28 5 272 222 103
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 7 225 202 107
5 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
6 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 9 241 219 101
7 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
8 Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 244 233 95
8.5
9 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
10 Calgary Flames 82 40 32 10 204 210 90
11 Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 11 238 251 89
12 Dallas Stars 82 37 31 14 237 254 88
13 Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 8 219 246 84
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79
15 Edmonton Oilers 82 27 47 8 214 284 62

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won conference (and division)

Schedule and resultsEdit

2009–10 game log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

  • The Los Angeles Kings qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2002, clinching the sixth seed with 101 points.
2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

GoaltendersEdit

Note:  Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;
Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Jonathan Quick 72 4258 39 24 7 180 2.54 1927 1747 .907 4
Erik Ersberg 11 551 4 3 2 22 2.40 234 212 .906 0
Jonathan Bernier 3 185 3 0 0 4 1.30 94 90 .957 1
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Jonathan Quick 6 360 2 4 21 3.50 181 160 .884 0
Erik Ersberg 1 13 0 0 2 9.23 4 2 .500 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Kings. Stats reflect time with the Kings only.
Traded mid-season.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.
Underline denotes currently with a minor league affiliate.

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Alec Martinez 1st career NHL game October 3, 2009
Davis Drewiske 1st career NHL goal October 6, 2009
Justin Williams 200th career NHL assist October 12, 2009
Dustin Brown 200th career NHL point October 19, 2009
Anze Kopitar 1st career NHL hat trick October 22, 2009
Terry Murray 400th career NHL coaching win October 22, 2009
Scott Parse 1st career NHL game October 24, 2009
Scott Parse 1st career NHL assist October 24, 2009
Scott Parse 1st career NHL goal October 24, 2009
Wayne Simmonds 100th career NHL game November 9, 2009
Drew Doughty 100th career NHL game November 11, 2009
Michal Handzus 700th career NHL game November 11, 2009
Brayden Schenn 1st career NHL game November 26, 2009
Brad Richardson 200th career NHL game December 12, 2009
Corey Elkins 1st career NHL game December 15, 2009
Corey Elkins 1st career NHL goal December 17, 2009

AwardsEdit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Jonathan Quick[3] NHL Second Star of the Week October 12, 2009
Anze Kopitar[4] NHL First Star of the Week October 26, 2009
Jonathan Quick[5] NHL First Star of the Week December 14, 2009
  • Drew Doughty was named as one of the three finalists for the James Norris Memorial Trophy awarded to the outstanding defenseman in the NHL. The award will be handed out at the 2010 NHL Awards Show on June 23. Doughty became the second youngest player in NHL history to be nominated for this award, with Bobby Orr being the youngest ever. Doughty would be the second ever member of the Kings to win this award; Rob Blake is the only other member of the Kings to win this award.

TransactionsEdit

The Kings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Draft picksEdit

LA 's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 5 Brayden Schenn C   Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (Western Hockey League)
2 35 Kyle Clifford LW   Canada Barrie Colts (Ontario Hockey League)
3 84 (from New Jersey via Calgary) Nicolas Deslauriers D   Canada Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
4 95 (from Atlanta) Jean-Francois Berube G   Canada Montreal Junior Hockey Club (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
4 96 Linden Vey RW   Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (Western Hockey League)
5 126 David Kolomatis D   United States Owen Sound Attack (Ontario Hockey League)
6 156 Michael Pelech C/LW   Canada Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
6 179 (from Chicago) Brandon Kozun RW   United States Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
7 186 Jordan Nolan C   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
7 198 (from St. Louis) Nic Dowd C   United States Wenatchee Wild (North American Hockey League)

Final rosterEdit

Updated April 2, 2010.[57]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
23   Dustin Brown (C) RW R 33 2003 Ithaca, New York
56   Richard Clune LW L 31 2008 Toronto, Ontario
8   Drew Doughty D R 28 2008 London, Ontario
44   Davis Drewiske D L 33 2008 Hudson, Wisconsin
31   Erik Ersberg G L 36 2007 Sala, Sweden
24   Alexander Frolov LW R 36 2000 Moscow, Soviet Union
2   Matt Greene (A) D R 35 2008 Grand Ledge, Michigan
22   Jeff Halpern C R 42 2010 Potomac, Maryland
26   Michal Handzus C L 41 2007 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
5   Peter Harrold D R 35 2006 Kirtland Hills, Ohio
41   Raitis Ivanans LW L 39 2006 Riga, Soviet Union
3   Jack Johnson D L 31 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana
12   Randy Jones D L 37 2009 Quispamsis, New Brunswick
11   Anze Kopitar (A) C L 31 2005 Jesenice, Yugoslavia
33   Fredrik Modin LW L 43 2010 Sundsvall, Sweden
6   Sean O'Donnell D L 46 2008 Ottawa, Ontario
63   Scott Parse RW R 34 2004 Kalamazoo, Michigan
32   Jonathan Quick G L 32 2005 Milford, Connecticut
15   Brad Richardson LW L 33 2008 Belleville, Ontario
7   Rob Scuderi D L 39 2009 Syosset, New York
17   Wayne Simmonds RW R 30 2007 Scarborough, Ontario
94   Ryan Smyth LW L 42 2009 Banff, Alberta
28   Jarret Stoll C R 36 2008 Melville, Saskatchewan
14   Justin Williams RW R 36 2009 Cobourg, Ontario

See alsoEdit

Farm teamsEdit

The Kings have one American Hockey League affiliate in the Manchester Monarchs. They also have one ECHL affiliate in the Ontario Reign. They have discontinued their affiliation with the Reading Royals. Both the Monarchs and the Reign are owned in part by the Kings' parent company Anschutz Entertainment Group.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ Heatley, Quick and Henrik Sedin named NHL "Three Stars" of the week
  4. ^ Kopitar, Cammalleri and Marleau named three stars of the week by NHL
  5. ^ Quick NHL's No. 1 Star
  6. ^ a b c d "KINGS DRAFT NINE, MAKE FOUR TRADES". Archived from the original on 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  7. ^ "KINGS GET ALL-STAR FORWARD SMYTH". Archived from the original on 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  8. ^ a b Kings Acquire Jeff Halpern from Tampa Bay
  9. ^ "KINGS SIGN KING". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  10. ^ "KINGS SIGN SCUDERI FOR FOUR YEARS". Archived from the original on 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  11. ^ "KINGS SIGN SEGAL". Archived from the original on 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  12. ^ a b "KINGS SIGN AZEVEDO; RE-SIGN BAGNALL". Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  13. ^ "KINGS SIGN MIKUS". Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  14. ^ Kings Sign Clifford to Multi-Year Deal
  15. ^ a b Kings Sign Muzzin; Activate Stoll
  16. ^ Isles Sign Moore, Moulson, Mauldin and Flood For Next Season
  17. ^ Vladimír Dravecký posilou majstrovských Košíc!
  18. ^ Armstrong, Blues Agree to Terms
  19. ^ MacFarland says Syracuse Crunch a good showcase for Fritsche
  20. ^ Ducks Sign Calder to One-Year Deal
  21. ^ a b Kings Claim Jones
  22. ^ Stars Claim Brandon Segal Off Waivers From LA
  23. ^ "BIG DAY FOR THE WESTGARTH FAMILY". Archived from the original on 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  24. ^ "KINGS PEN PARSE". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  25. ^ "KINGS SIGN PISKULA TO ONE-YEAR DEAL". Archived from the original on 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  26. ^ "KINGS RE-SIGN JACK JOHNSON". Archived from the original on 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  27. ^ "KINGS SIGN PURCELL". Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  28. ^ a b c Kings Notebook (Oct. 23)
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h Kings Make Player Transactions
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Kings Make Roster Moves
  31. ^ a b c d Kings Announce Player Transactions
  32. ^ NHL Suspends O'Donnell For Five Games
  33. ^ a b c Training Camp Update Sept. 24
  34. ^ Kings Assign Piskula
  35. ^ a b c d Kings Send Three First Rounders Down
  36. ^ Kings Officially Set Player Roster For 2009–10 NHL Season[permanent dead link]
  37. ^ a b c d Monarchs Announce Transactions[permanent dead link]
  38. ^ Clune Sent to Manchester
  39. ^ Kings Recall Moller
  40. ^ Kings Notebook Oct 20
  41. ^ Kings Assign Lewis
  42. ^ Martinez Activated, Assigned
  43. ^ a b c Kings Recall Two
  44. ^ a b Schenn To Kings, Loktionov to IR
  45. ^ Kings Recalled to Manchester
  46. ^ Kings Recall Moller
  47. ^ Segal To IR
  48. ^ Kings Recall Elkins
  49. ^ a b Simmonds to IR, Martinez Recalled
  50. ^ a b c d e Kings Activate Ryan Smyth, Assign Four
  51. ^ a b Kings Recall Two
  52. ^ a b c Kings Activate Simmonds, Segal; Stoll to IE
  53. ^ a b c Kings Make Player Moves
  54. ^ a b Kings Recall Martinez; Jones to IR
  55. ^ Kings Activate Jones; Martinez Sent Down
  56. ^ Kings Activate Jones; Martinez Sent Down
  57. ^ "Kings Roster – Los Angeles Kings – Team". Retrieved 2010-04-02. 

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