As we enter the training camp season, we wonder who will perform best and well enough to earn a spot. The Los Angeles Kings and general manager Rob Blake have had a busy off-season, making changes to the roster in hopes of a lengthy playoff run.
There are plenty of options once training camp comes around, as a few players always surprise and earn a spot through hard work.

While the Kings have made changes, most of the roster from last season is unchanged. The core of Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Adrian Kempe, and Mikey Anderson are all returning with hopes of increasing their, and the team’s, point totals this season.

Training camp is right around the corner, and the feeling is the Los Angeles Kings will have a few spots open for training camp battle.

One spot on defense and one or two spots at the forward position. The team will come to training camp focused and determined to perform better than they did in the 2023 NHL playoffs last season.

With that said, here is an early look at what the opening night roster could look like on the opening night of the 2023-24 season for the Los Angeles Kings.

Quinton Byfield-Anze Kopitar-Adrian Kempe

Trevor Moore-Pierre-Luc Dubois-Kevin Fiala

Viktor Arvidsson-Phillip Danault-Arthur Kaliyev

Carl Grundstrom-Blake Lizotte-Trevor Lewis

Jaret Anderson-Dolan


Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty

Vladislav Gavrikov-Matt Roy

Andreas Englund-Brandt Clarke


Pheonix Copley-Cam Talbot

Copley and Talbot will battle it out in camp to see who emerges as the starter, but one would have to think Copley has the advantage due to the success of last season. The Englund/Clarke pairing may work out as Englund is a stay-at-home defender who plays a physical style, while Clarke is an offensive defenseman who likes to join the rush.

The top six of the forward lines seem to be set, but the bottom six can be interchangeable at any point throughout the season.

Los Angeles Kings hockey is right around the corner, and anything can happen.
These lines listed above are not set, as anything can happen within a month.

Photo: Zak Krill/NHLI/Getty Images

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