Los Angeles Kings Earning Medals at 2015 IIHF World Championships


The 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships have come to an end.

Four Los Angeles Kings have earned medals representing their respective countries.

Jake Muzzin, Tyler Toffoli and Martin Jones all earned Gold medals when Canada defeated Russia 6-1 on Sunday night.

Jake Muzzin had an assist in the Gold medal game on Canada’s first goal by Cody Eakin.  Muzzin finished with 8 assists, 8 points, and a whopping +14 plus/minus rating.

Tyler Toffoli had 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points, and a +9 rating over 10 games.

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby became the 26th member of the Triple Gold Club (NHL players who have won a IIHF World Championship Gold medal, an Olympic Gold medal and a Stanley Cup).  As NHL.com pointed out Crosby is the first member of the club to captain all three teams to victory.

Crosby wasn’t originally a member of Team Canada but contacted Jim Nill, Canada’s General Manager, about joining the squad after the Penguins were eliminated from the 2015 NHL Playoffs by the New York Rangers.

Crosby finished the tournament with 4 goals, 7 assists, 11 points, a +1 rating, 1 game-winning goal, and 1 power-play goal.

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Martin Jones did not play in the medal round but was award a Gold medal as Canada’s backup goaltender.  Jones played in two games in the round-robin stage of the tournament, stopping 35 of 38 shots.  Jones finished with 2 wins, 1 shutout, a 1.50 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.

Trevor Lewis earned a Bronze medal as a member of Team USA.  The United States defeated the home team Czech Republic, shutting them out 3-0 earlier on Sunday afternoon.  Lewis scored a late first period goal in the Bronze medal game to put the USA up 2-0.

Nick Bonino of the Vancouver Canucks had opened the scoring 7:25 into the first period.  Charlie Coyle of the Minnesota Wild capped off the game with the United States third goal.

Trevor Lewis finished the tournament with 3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points, and a +6 plus/minus in 10 games.

Congratulations to all the Kings players that participated and all those Kings that came home with Medals.

May 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ben Smith (center) fights for the puck with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (left) and center Tyler Toffoli (right) during the second period of game two of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports