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Quick, Penner & Mitchell Signing Autographs On LA’s Stanley Cup Off Day (Video)

Quick, Penner & Mitchell Signing Autographs On LA’s Stanley Cup Off Day Tuesday was an off day in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, with both the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils electing to practice at the Kings and Lakers shared facility in El Segundo (CA). The Toyota Sports Center (TSC) is located 15 miles southwest of Staples Center and two miles south of Los Angeles International Airport.

After the conclusion of the Kings morning skate, players exited the facility to an awaiting group of loyal and long suffering fans.

Stud goaltender Jonathan Quick was among the very last to leave the complex early Tuesday afternoon. Since most fans had already left the TSC by that point, a smaller group of remaining loyalists had what turned out to be a more intimate encounter with the probable Conn Smythe award winner (NHL playoff MVP). Check out Quick’s interaction with fans, as he sat in his black Mercedes-Benz CS, per the below original video.


Earlier in the day, left wing Dustin Penner drove out of the gated parking lot equipped with a massive playoff beard and a beautiful Ferrari. The luxury automobile turned out to be a loner, with Penner indicating that his ride was in the shop. Take a look at the below piece of original video, showing the 6-4 behemoth getting out of his car to sign autographs for anyone who was interested.


35-year-old defenseman Willie Mitchell left his hometown Vancouver Canucks in 2010, signing a two-year/$3.5 million contract with the Kings. Two years later, he is on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup, after taking out the Canucks in the first round of this season’s playoffs. Below is an original video clip of Mitchell giving a couple minutes to the LA fans.


Click this link to view original video of Devils players Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, as well as coaches Adam Oates and Larry Robinson, as they signed for fans after the conclusion of New Jersey’s Tuesday practice.

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Jon Rapoport has spent his career working on all sides of the media and sports industry. He began his career at ESPN in studio production at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. While there, he won an Emmy for his contribution to "SportsCenter." Following his tenure at ESPN, Jon relocated to Los Angeles, joining the staff of the “Best Damn Sports Show” on FOX Sports Net.

Upon leaving the show, Jon worked in Web site and sports radio show development/production, with Major League Baseball in media operation logistics for the World Baseball Classic and on behalf of Los Angeles’ effort to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics back to Southern California. Jon currently writes a political blog for the Los Angeles edition of

Born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota (just outside of Minneapolis), Jon is an avid sports fan, particularly for his beloved Minnesota teams. Jon graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his BA in communication and interned for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York City and Washington D.C. He is married and resides in Los Angeles.  

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