Spoiled and Royal: Pets of the Los Angeles Kings
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I’ve been coping with Everybody Just Stay Home 2020 by obsessing over the idea of signing up to foster a dog right now. It’d be the perfect situation, as I’m now home essentially 24/7 so would have plenty of time to spend with a good doggo and also make sure he or she doesn’t, you know, want to eat cats.
I’m trying to resist the impulse, thought, and have instead embarked on the most difficult project of my journalistic career: cataloging — or, should I say, dogaloging — the pets of the Los Angeles Kings. We may have missed National Puppy Day by one day, but there’s never a bad time to look at pictures of dogs!
With recent departures of players like Tyler Toffoli and Alec Martinez, both proud dog dads, I figured I’d update you on the current state of the dog situation here. I only looked at guys currently on the NHL roster — although Meatball Luff does make a bonus appearance here.
While Anderson himself doesn’t seem to have toted a pup along with him to sunny California, his family back home appears to have a very excited pip
Good try Lucy... we’ll get em next time 🎾 pic.twitter.com/rIKd8MOIYT— Mikey Anderson (@miklovin8) March 20, 2020
Before Gustl, there was Milo, Dustin Brown’s goldendoodle. A quick Google reveals the breeder the Browns got Milo from, and I’m an adopt-don’t-shop person but holy crap look at these adorable puppies.
Dustin Brown is having his best season since 2011-12.— All The Kings Men (@KingsMenPodcast) March 15, 2018
SO VOTE FOR MILO BROWN!
The ORIGINAL Royal Doodle!https://t.co/NqrGJ5wH8b pic.twitter.com/UcasGR19Hr
Jeff Carter’s trio of small dogs is legendary by now, and even though they never quite gather the votes to win Bark Madness, the very image of Carter wrangling all those pups is always going to be entertaining.
💜🐶🐶🐶💜 pic.twitter.com/6h45MLSN4R— Megan Carter (@Megan_Carter_) March 17, 2016
The longtime Kings defenseman has two dogs, Reggie and Meeka, though I could only find pictures of Reggie online. They are both very good dogs, though.
.@dewyy8 spent his Cup day with Reggie at their home in London, Ontario.— LA Kings (@LAKings) July 26, 2014
DOUGHTY'S DAY: http://t.co/VaLMqfrGRF pic.twitter.com/MRfsr3cjtb
One of the newer additions to the Kings, Frk and his girlfriend appear to have two Frenchies named Winston and Gigi.
Shut it down, @frky91 did the #10touchchallenge with Gigi in tow 🐶 pic.twitter.com/6tC1EqyVF4— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 23, 2020
Ben Hutton does not appear to have a dog. I did find this picture of him riding a horse, though.
But! Late-breaking news! It turns out the Hutton family does have a cat! The cat’s name is Buddy.
Our favorite Swede doesn’t have any pets but here’s his latest Instagram post. Just, you know, because.
G-U-S-T-L. If you don’t know Gustl — who has his own Kopitar-family-adjacent-run Instagram and Twitter accounts — then where have you even been?
This appears to be the Lizotte family dog. His name might be Bauer. Regardless of who he belongs to, he’s a good dog.
One of the newest Kings players not only has his own dog, named Murphy, but Murphy has his own Instagram.
Here is our goalie of the future with a dog friend who may or may not be his. As an added bonus, they are on a boat and Cal is wearing a truly stupid hat.
Is this Matt Roy’s dog? Is it his girlfriend’s? Who cares; it’s cute!
The speedy forward’s family has a dog named Cope. Pictures are hard to find, but this compilation of pics has got a bonus Meatball Luff in it for your enjoyment.
Meatball Luff or Cope Wagner 🐶— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 28, 2019
The choice is yours.
VOTE: https://t.co/f2ZKfjVi97 pic.twitter.com/pI8oTJ3NHa
Any dogs (or other pets!) of current Kings that we missed? Leave info on any omissions in the comments — bonus points for pointing us at pictures for said dogs. For, you know, reasons.