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Jake Muzzin | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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Jake Muzzin found the back of the net in the Kings' 2-1 win over Montreal on Monday.
Muzzin is more of a defensive defenseman and consequently his fantasy value is limited in standard leagues. He has five goals and 19 points in 58 contests this season. Mar 4 - 10:32 AM

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Kings coach Darryl Sutter said he'd like to see defenseman Jake Muzzin step up so 36-year-old Willie Mitchell and 33-year-old Robyn Regehr can play fewer minutes and be more effective.

"With Robyn and Willie, they give you everything they got, but they're not kids. And with our schedule, when you're pushing those guys into the lows 20s, it affects their game and affects their performance and back to back nights….I'm not being critical of Muzz, but we need Muzz to be a good player for us. It's really clear." Muzzin, 24, scored the Kings' first goal in a 4-1 victory Thursday over St. Louis — his first point in 15 games — but was responsible for the Blues' equalizer after his shot on goal was blocked and turned into a breakaway for T.J. Oshie. Muzzin impeded Oshie, who was awarded a penalty shot and scored.
Jan 18 - 8:47 AM

Jake Muzzin found the back of the net in the Kings' 4-1 win on Thursday.

It was Muzzin's first point since Dec. 14. He has 15 points and 40 penalty minutes in 43 games in 2013-14.
Jan 17 - 9:27 AM

Jake Muzzin is seeing plenty of time on the first defensive unit alongside Drew Doughty.

Doughty played with Robyn Rehegr last season but of late has been paired up with Muzzin. While the duo play a similar type game as both are offensive defenseman, coach Darryl Sutter is happy with the pairing at this time. "Evaluate it every game," Sutter said. "Quite honest, when we went into Anaheim the other day, the last time Jake played in Anaheim he was (poor), so don't think I didn't talk to him about it. Because you're evaluated at the end of every game. Because at the end of the day ... we're not that far from Jake Muzzin being a healthy scratch. Not that far removed. He's a young guy and we're looking for consistency." Muzzin has a goal and 11 points in 24 games with 22 penalty minutes. He is a 3-4 defenseman in deep pools.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 07:45:00 AM

Jake Muzzin has collected five assists and a plus-1 rating in his last six games.

He still has some lapses in the defensive zone, but he's been picking up points of late and has looked better since being reunited with Drew Doughty on Los Angeles' back end. Muzzin appears to building back up his confidence after being scratched for five straight games last month.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 04:08:00 PM

Jake Muzzin had two assists Saturday after missing five straight games as a healthy scratch.

Well, this ought to keep him in the lineup as he had three hits, a blocked shot and a minor as well as his points in 14:46 minutes of action. Muzzin now has a goal and four points in four games. He is worth picking up again if someone dropped him in your deeper pool.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 07:55:00 AM

Jacob Muzzin was a healthy scratch for the third straight game on Sunday.

It is a real letdown for Muzzin owners who came into the season full of hope after his excellent rookie season in which the defenseman had seven goals and 16 points in 45 games. But he was turning the puck over too much in the early going and coach Darryl Sutter thought he was struggling too much and has kept him in the press box. Be patient with Muzzin as he is very good offensively but he does have Drew Doughty and Slava Voynov ahead of him on the depth chart when it comes to power play time.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 06:29:00 AM

Kings coach Darryl Sutter feels Jacob Muzzin is "struggling a lot."

Muzzin scored the lone Kings goal during Monday's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers, but he also played a role in a key turnover. "Muzzin [is] going to have to learn not to turn the puck over if he wants to play, period," Sutter said. The coach also suggested that he probably should have made Muzzin a healthy scratch at the start of the season so that the young defenseman would have had more time to get back into game shape after suffering a knee injury during training camp. That being said, Sutter isn't committing to scratching Muzzin now.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 11:25:00 AM

Jacob Muzzin scored the lone goal as the Kings lost to the Rangers at Staples Center.

The defenseman scored his first goal of the season and was the only Los Angeles player to beat Henrik Lundqvist. Mike Richards assisted on the lone goal.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 04:03:00 AM

Jacob Muzzin (knee) will travel with his teammate to Las Vegas, but he won't play Friday against the New York Rangers.

When coach Darryl Sutter was asked if Muzzin would play in Saturday's match versus Colorado he gave a we "will see" answer. He has been dealing with a mild knee sprain since last Friday, but he'll probably be ready in time for the regular season.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Jacob Muzzin (knee) was on the ice after the Kings' practice on Wednesday.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter isn't ready to commit to Muzzin playing in anymore preseason games. "Skate today, skate tomorrow, and then we'll just go from there," Sutter said. "We'll just see. He's played three games. We're not going to push it." Muzzin suffered a mild sprain on Friday.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Jacob Muzzin was kept off the ice due to a knee injury.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter called it a tweak and "mild sprain." It sounds like Muzzin will be fine for the season opener, but we'll err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 06:11:00 PM

Jacob Muzzin has signed a two-year/$2.2 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Muzzin had 16 points and 35 penalty minutes in 45 games last season. The Kings now have eight defensemen inked to one-way contracts.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 01:35:00 PM

Jake Muzzin was among four Kings to file for salary arbitration.

The other Kings to file were Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez and Jordan Nolan. The 24-year-old Muzzin made $577,500 last season and figures to be a key piece to the team's blueline. Hearings will be held from July 22 to August. 6
Source: NHLPA.com
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 06:29:00 PM

Jake Muzzin seems to have learned a lot from his rookie season, and recognizes his need to improve his consistency.

"I need to continue to improve on getting better and making myself even more consistent on the ice and being more confident, and to get a little bit stronger and faster. [I'll] go from there," Muzzin said. The 23-year-old rookie defenseman had a solid debut campaign, with 16 points in 45 regular season games. Despite a few healthy scratches, Muzzin bounced back quickly from these hiccups, a good sign for his future. He looks to be a key piece on the Kings blueline in 2013-2014.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 11:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Trevor Lewis
4Kyle Clifford
5Tanner Pearson
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
5Linden Vey
D1Drew Doughty
2Slava Voynov
3Jake Muzzin
4Willie Mitchell
5Robyn Regehr
6Matt Greene
7Alec Martinez
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones