|Born||July 5, 1989 |
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m)|
|Weight||234 lb (106 kg; 16 st 10 lb)|
|NHL team||Los Angeles Kings|
|NHL Draft||109th overall, 2007|
Los Angeles Kings
Dwight King (born on July 5, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Dwight was drafted 109th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He spent five seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes (spanning from 2004–05 to 2008–09) in the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Dwight made his professional debut during the 2009–10 season, playing 20 games in the ECHL with the Ontario Reign, and the remainder of the regular season and playoffs with the Kings' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.
Dwight remained with Manchester for the beginning of the 2010–11 AHL season before being recalled to the NHL by Los Angeles on November 16, 2010 to replace the injured Alexei Ponikarovsky on their active roster.
On November 17, 2010, Dwight played in his first NHL game when he suited up with the Kings for a home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
On February 12, 2012, Dwight scored his first career National Hockey League goal against the Dallas Stars. He went on to score five goals with three assists during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Kings won their first ever Stanley Cup championship.
On October 24th, 2013, Dwight completed his first ever National Hockey League hat trick against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|2010–11||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||6||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||27||5||9||14||10||20||5||3||8||13|
|2012–13||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||47||4||6||10||11||18||2||3||5||2|
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Dwight is of Métis heritage. His older brother D.J. King also plays professional hockey.