Kings announce season-opening roster

The LA Kings have announced their season-opening roster.

Included on the roster are 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders, as well as a four-man taxi squad.

The roster is as follows –

Forwards (13): Michael Amadio, Andreas Athanasiou, Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, Carl Grundstrom, Alex Iafallo, Adrian Kempe, Anze Kopitar, Blake Lizotte, Matt Luff, Trevor Moore, Gabriel Vilardi, Austin Wagner
Defensemen (7): Mark Alt, Mikey Anderson, Tobias Bjornfot, Kale Clague, Drew Doughty, Olli Maatta, Matt Roy
Goaltenders (2): Troy Grosenick, Jonathan Quick
Taxi Squad (4): Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Lias Andersson, Austin Strand, Matthew Villalta

Of the 22 members on the active roster, each player has NHL experience, but four players will be in search of their LA Kings debut – Grosenick, Alt, Maatta, Athanasiou. Luff, Vilardi, Clague and Anderson will break camp with the Kings for the first time, after all four started last season either in the AHL with the Ontario Reign, or on Injured Reserve.

13 members of the 2020-21 season-opening roster were also a part of the 2019-20 season-opening roster.

The taxi squad is composed of one goaltender, one defenseman and two forwards. Anderson-Dolan and Andersson both have NHL experience, while Strand and Villalta do not. Anderson-Dolan made the opening night roster with the Kings in 2018, and appeared in four games last season, while Andersson has skated in parts of three seasons with the New York Rangers. All four members of the taxi squad are waiver-exempt.…

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