Two former Los Angeles Kings will represent Team Canada in men's hockey at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. They are right winger Linden Vey and goaltender Ben Scrivens.
Vey was drafted by the Kings in the fourth round, 96th overall, in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He played 18 games for the Kings in the 2013-14 season and had five assists before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks for a second round draft pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Scrivens played 19 games for the Kings in the 2013-14 season and had a record of 7-5-4 with a goals against average of 1.97, a save percentage of .931 and three shutouts. He began his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs and was traded to the Kings with Matt Frattin and a second round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft for goaltender Jonathan Bernier on June 23, 2013. Scrivens was then traded to the Edmonton Oilers for the Oilers' third round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Jan. 15, 2014.
Another player made Team Canada who has a link to the Kings organization. Right winger Brandon Kozun was the Kings' sixth round draft pick, 179th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He never played for the Kings however as he was traded to the Maple Leafs for Andrew Crescenzi on Jan. 22, 2014.
Team Canada is trying to win their third consecutive Olympic gold medal in men's hockey in Pyeongchang. They play Switzerland on Feb. 15, the Czech Republic on Feb. 17 and South Korea on Feb. 18.