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NHL player, LA Kings
King was drafted 109th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. King 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. On November 17, 2010 he 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, King 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. Two years later, he won his second Stanley Cup when the Kings defeated the New York Rangers.