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Jake Muzzin | Defenseman | #6

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 213
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (141) / PIT
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Jake Muzzin is on a five-game point streak.
Muzzin kept that run going by registering an assist Wednesday night. He has a goal and five points in six games this season. Oct 19 - 4:27 AM

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Jake Muzzin scored his first of the season Sunday.

It was a power play effort and it gives Muzzin a four game points streak. He is up to four points in five games after a poor 2016-17 season in which he had only 28 points. It was poor for him as he had 40 and 41 point seasons his previous two seasons. Look for him to return to that level this season.
Oct 16 - 8:22 AM

Jake Muzzin registered an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Calgary Wednesday night.

Muzzin also had six shots on goal, but he finished with a minus-two rating. That was his second assist in three games this season.
Oct 12 - 10:16 AM

Jake Muzzin scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 1-0 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Muzzin broke the scoreless tie with a power play goal at 2:55 mark of the extra frame. Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty picked up the assists on the goal. Muzzin had nine goals and 19 assists in 82 games last season, after posting back-to-back 40-plus point seasons the previous two years.
Oct 1 - 1:47 AM

Kings coach John Stevens is looking for Jake Muzzin to put an emphasis on being better defensively this season.

Muzzin struggled at both ends of the ice in 2016-17. He saw his production drop to 28 points from 40 points in 2015-16 and he finished with a minus-21 rating. "We need Muzz being the shutdown guy that he can be," Stevens said. "He needs to be really heavy down low, and when he does that, it seems like it fuels the rest of his game. But last year he seemed he wasn’t nearly as good defensively as he’s capable of. He knows that." Muzzin shined in the China preseason games and while that has to be taken with a grain of salt, it's a nice first step.
Sep 29 - 10:08 AM

After a difficult 2016-17 season, Jake Muzzin is hoping to rebound this year.

Muzzin had only 28 points last season with a minus-21 rating after 41 and 40 point campaigns in his previous two seasons. But he devoted himself to training very hard in the off-season and looked quite good in China where the Kings just completed a pair of exhibition games. "We’ve been pleased," coach John Stevens said. "There were a few guys that have really wanted to get their games back in order, and I think the commitment in the off-season to prepare from those guys, and Jake’s no exception. I think he’s had the summer probably of his life. Not that he’s not a well-trained guy, but he’s really taken it to another level, and his focus has been getting to training camp and getting off to a good start. We talked to him about playing lots in preseason, really getting a good feel for his game and getting a really firm defender-type game back in his identity. I think he’s done that." Look for a return to 40 points for the blueliner.
Sep 24 - 6:24 AM

The NHL has issued Jake Muzzin a $2,000 fine for diving/embellishment.

Muzzin got a warning after his first offense on Oct. 14. His second offense that elevated this to a fine occurred on Saturday.
Mar 10 - 5:20 PM

Defenseman Jake Muzzin was one of three Kings to produce a goal and an assist in Minnesota Monday night.

Los Angeles was edged 5-4 in overtime but Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore each contributed a goal and an assist. Muzzin's goal was his eighth of the season. Gaborik recorded his seventh and Shore, his fifth. Also scoring a goal for the Kings was Tanner Pearson, his 20th. The Kings had leads of 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3 before dropping the game in OT.
Feb 27 - 11:23 PM

Jake Muzzin isn't happy with how the 2016-17 campaign has gone for him.

Muzzin has seven goals, 18 points, and a minus-17 rating in 58 games this season. That's after he reached the 40-point mark in each of his previous two campaigns. "It’s tough to answer because it’s not the level of play I want to be playing at," he said. "I mean, I’ve kind of been struggling with the consistency of the game. I’ve just got to get back to the basics and what makes me a good player and get my foundation back and go from there." He might still rebound to some extent, but he certainly hasn't started that as he has an assist and minus-eight rating in his last seven contests.
Feb 21 - 4:48 AM

Jake Muzzin has been a minus-12 in 2017.

He is a minus-17 overall this season and that destroys his fantasy value as he has seven goals and 18 points. He has four goals and seven points on the power play but if you are in a traditional pool, Muzzin has been a disappointment.
Feb 19 - 5:57 AM

Jake Muzzin scored the game winning goal as the Kings beat the Coyotes 3-2 Tuesday night.

That was Muzzin’s first goal in eight games. The last time the defenseman found the back of the net was when he scored twice in a 5-1 win over the Blues January 12. Muzzin also recorded five hits and one block in the game.
Jan 31 - 11:51 PM

Jake Muzzin scored twice to lead the Kings to a 5-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday.

Muzzin's goals were his fifth and sixth of the campaign. He opened the game with a power-play goal 3:18 into the game which really set the tone for a complete Kings dominance on this night. The steady defender filled the stat sheet with five shots on goal, two blocks and couple of penalty minutes in being named the game's first star. That's five points in his last five games.
Jan 13 - 2:06 AM

Jake Muzzin had a goal and an assist during Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Wild.

Muzzin's goal was his fourth of the season. He reached 40 in 2015-16 and had 41 points in 2014-15, but this year has been a disappointment so far.
Jan 7 - 8:02 PM

Jake Muzzin picked up his third point of the season during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Devils.

Muzzin now has two goals through 19 games this season. He's coming off of four straight years of growth, including consecutive seasons in the 40's. Expect him to turn it up a notch soon.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 08:53:00 PM

Jake Muzzin fired six shots at John Gibson, but none of them managed to get past the stingy netminder as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the LA Kings 4-0 Tuesday night.

This was twice the performance as Muzzin has had on any previous night this season. He fired three unsuccessful shots against the Vancouver Canucks on October 22nd for a previous best. His only point of the season was earned in the October 27th 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators when he scored late in the second period.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 02:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nic Dowd
4Nick Shore
5Alex Iafallo
6Brooks Laich
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Mike Cammalleri
3Adrian Kempe
4Kyle Clifford
5Andy Andreoff
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Trevor Lewis
5Justin Auger
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Derek Forbort
5Christian Folin
6Kevin Gravel
7Oscar Fantenberg
8Kurtis MacDermid
G1Jonathan Quick
2Darcy Kuemper