Photos: L.A. Kings welcome Phillip Danault

Los Angeles Kings player Phillip Danault holds his team jersey in the locker room of the L.A. Kings practice facility
The Los Angeles Kings’ new forward, Phillip Danault, holds his team jersey during a tour of the L.A. Kings practice facility in El Segundo on Tuesday.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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The Los Angeles Kings welcomed their newest star to the Southland with a tour of the practice facility and the Manhattan Beach Pier.

About two weeks ago, Phillip Danault signed with the Kings in free agency, coming here from Montreal, where he played for most of the last six seasons.

Los Angeles Times photographer Al Seib accompanied Danault on Tuesday to documenting the welcoming tour.

At the conclusion of my time with Phillip, I showed him the historic photo (googled on my phone) I shot in 1994 when Wayne Gretzky, then with the Kings, scored his 802nd goal, breaking Gordy Howe’s record. Phillip smiled broadly and said, ‘You took that photo? I was 1 year old when that happened. That will be me one day!’

L.A. Times photographer Al Seib

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New L.A. Kings forward Phillip Danault and his wife, Marie, get a tour of the team's practice facility
New Kings forward Phillip Danault, center, and his wife, Marie, are led on a tour of the team’s El Segundo practice facility by Jon Gomez, Kings senior manager of communications.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Phillip Danault and his wife, Marie, are greeted by Akil Thomas during a tour of the locker room.
New Kings forward Phillip Danault and his wife, Marie, are greeted by teammate Akil Thomas in the locker room of the El Segundo practice facility.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Phillip Danault, the Kings’ big free-agent acquisition, comes to Los Angeles hoping to play a bigger role on offense than he did last season with Montreal.

New Kings player Phillip Danault checks out his team jersey during a tour of the locker room.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
New Kings player Phillip Danault tries on his team jersey during a tour of the locker room. At right is his wife, Marie.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Phillip Danault and his wife, Marie, meet with general manager Rob Blake at the Kings’ practice facility
New Kings player Phillip Danault and his wife, Marie, meet with general manager Rob Blake as they get their first tour of the Kings’ practice facility in El Segundo on Tuesday.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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New Kings forward Phillip Danault shakes hands with Rob Koch, director of team operations, at the practice facility.
New Kings forward Phillip Danault is greeted by Rob Koch, director of team operations, at the practice facility.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Jeff Andrews, assistant athletic trainer, leads Phillip and Marie Danault on their tour, walking past an ice rink
Jeff Andrews, assistant athletic trainer for the Kings, leads Phillip and Marie Danault on their tour of the El Segundo practice facility.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
New Los Angeles Kings player Phillip Danault, his wife, Marie, waves to a former teammate.
New Los Angeles Kings player Phillip Danault, his wife, Marie, waves to a former teammate. At left is Jon Gomez, senior manager of communications.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
New Kings forward Phillip Danault laughs as he is greeted inside the practice facility and walks past stationary bikes.
New Kings forward Phillip Danault laughs as he is greeted inside the practice facility.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Kings new player Phillip Danault and his wife Marie-Pierre Danault walk past historic photographs
Phillip Danault and wife Marie take in the historic photographs during a tour led by Jon Gomez, senior manager of communications.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
 New Kings player Phillip Danault and his wife Marie-Pierre Danault get a tour of the Manhattan Beach Pier
New Kings player Phillip Danault and his wife, Marie, get a tour of the Manhattan Beach Pier with Jon Gomez, senior manager of communications.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
New Kings player Phillip Danault and his wife, Marie, on a tour of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)