The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, in association with the Anschutz Entertainment Group, has donated $100,000 to assist those currently battling the California wildfires. The donation will be going to the American Red Cross.
To date, there have been 7579 fires that have burned 1 667 865 acres in California during the wildfire season. A total of 103 people have died and another 80 people have been injured.
The Kings are coming off an impressive 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 25. Dustin Brown recorded the Kings' first hat trick of the season as he was one of three Kings to have a multi-point game. Captain Anze Kopitar also had three points as he had one goal and two assists, while Derek Forbort had two assists. The other Kings goal scorer was Matt Luff.
Ironically, Brown was the last Kings player to have a hat trick. He had three goals in a 5-4 Kings win over the Minnesota Wild on April 5, 2018.
The Kings currently have a record of eight wins, 14 regulation losses and a loss in extra time for 17 points. Their leading scorers at the moment are Ilya Kovalchuk and Drew Doughty. Kovalchuk has five goals and nine assists and Doughty has two goals and 12 assists.
On Nov. 21, the Kings made a trade with the Minnesota Wild. They acquired right winger Pavel Jenys for defenseman Stepan Falkovsky. Jenys was originally the Wild's seventh-round draft pick, 119th overall, in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. In nine games with the Allen Americans of the ECHL, the 22-year-old Jenys had four goals for four points. He is now playing for the Ontario Reign (the Kings' American Hockey League affiliate). Falkovsky, has three goals and three assists for six points with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. He was originally the seventh-round draft pick, 186th overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 2016 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
In promotional news, the LA Kings will have a holiday festival on Dec. 19 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Staples Center. There will be three photo and autograph sessions for fans to connect with Kings players. Fans will also have the chance to access the locker rooms and take a shot on goal.
The Kings next home game is Dec. 2 against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes are currently at 11 wins, nine regulation losses and three overtime losses for 25 points. Their leading scorer is Sebastian Aho, who has seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points.
Get your Tickets to see the Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes at the Staples Center on Dec. 2 today!