INTRODUCING: The TRH LA Kings Equipment Tracker™

Hi! I’m Brian Rowland. You may remember me from such TRH articles as America’s Next Top Blogger, Season 1 (I didn’t win, but I didn’t stuff the ballot box, either… hi, Mikey P!) and my recap of the mass confusion that was the Meet the Players event last year.

If those don’t ring a bell, you may have seen me on Twitter, where when I’m not posting pictures of my sons, or ranting about things that upset me in general, I like to tweet about hockey equipment; specifically the equipment of the LA Kings.

Sadly, they didn’t go back to the old helmet sticker.
Muzzin’s was a mistake that has since been corrected.

I’ve always been fascinated with what brands players use on the ice. But I’m also kinda obsessed with all equipment-related things.

For instance, did you know that Luc Robitaille always used black tape on his blade for the first and third periods and white tape for the second?



What’s that, you say? You did already know that? Well aren’t you special?

I thought that there might be some other equipment nerds aficionados like me that would be interested in these types of things, so I floated the idea of having a LA Kings Equipment Tracker to Mr. The Half last year. Turns out he’s a huge equipment nerd too and loves having other people do all the work… so it was a perfect match.

Before we get to the tracker itself, here are a few notes to keep in mind:

1. Because of the transitory nature of NHL player equipment, the tracker may not be 100% up-to-date 100% of the time. If you notice that one of the LA Kings has made a change to their equipment, send me an email at TRHequipment *at* gmail *dot* com or let me know via Twitter. (There are a few guys that we still are missing stuff for this year, so let me know if you have that info).

2. Related to the above: I cannot do this alone and have had help in compiling this list from a lot of people. Special thanks to Alexander Kinkopf (@AEKinkopf) and Kyle Thurman (@kizzyle64). If you love equipment like I do, you should follow them on Twitter. Other awesome equipment related people to follow on twitter are @warriorstickguy and @petrklimahelmet.

3. As the season goes along I hope to be able to bring you more equipment-related articles. Until then, enjoy the tracker!

Brian Rowland has been in love with the LA Kings ever since he saw Mike Krushelnyski score in Double OT to eliminate Calgary in the first game he ever attended in person in 1990. He's been interested in uniform and equipment details for nearly that long. He's also the official Spanish translator for #TeamTRH and lives in Ducks territory with his wife and two sons. You can follow Brian on Twitter @BrianRowland.