Kevin Fiala

Kevin Fiala

Kevin Fiala: A Brief Biography

Kevin Fiala
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Kevin Fiala, born on July 22,1996, is a Swiss professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Hailing from St. Gallen, Switzerland, Fiala began his career the Malmo Redhawks junior team before transitioning to HV71, where he spent a season split between their junior and senior teams in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Taking notice of his talents, many scouting services considered him as a top-three player available at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. This was followed by the Nashville Predators picking him as the 11th overall selection in the 2014 Draft. Subsequently, he was signed to a three-year, entry level contract by the Predators and was assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals, starting from 2015.

Kevin Fiala Personal Information

NameKevin Fiala
Age27 years old ( as of April 2024)
DOBJuly 22,1996
Mother Name-
Father nameJan Fiala
ProfessionIce Hockey Player
Height6 ft 0 in
Weight202 lb
Relationship StatusMarried

Kevin Fiala Early Life

Kevin Fiala participated in the 2009 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament as part of the Swiss Eastern team. Subsequently, he competed in different junior leagues in Switzerland before joining the Swedish club Malmo Redhawks for the 2012-13 season. During his tenure with Malmo Redhawks, he played for both the U18 club in the J18 Elit and J18 Allsvenskan, as well as the U20 team in the J20 SuperELit. Following this, Fiala transitioned to HV71, where he made his debut during the 2013 European trophy.

Subsequently, Kevin Fiala emerged as one of the top European prospects for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, garnering recognition as a top-three player by numerous scouting services. Ultimately, he was selected by the Nashville Predators with the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Predators subsequently inked him to a three-year, entry-level contract on July 15, 2014. Howeverz he continued to play for HV71 until December of that year.

In January 2015, he was assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals, the Predators’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. At that juncture, Fiala had accumulated 14 points in 20 games, placing him sixth in points among all junior players in the SHL. He made his NHL debut during the latter stages of the season against the Montreal Canadiens.

Kevin Fiala Personal Life

Kevin Fiala is presently 27 years old as of April 2024. Notably, he will soon be a father as his wife is expecting a baby soon.

He is also involved in charitable causes, including his initiative “Fiala’s Friends” that hosts patients from Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) at Kings home games. He is also involved with making multiple hospital visits throughout the year, and helps in organizing youth hockey camps that raise money for the Kings Care Foundation and CHLA. Moreover, Fiala also supports Make-A-Wish Foundation, Adopt-A-Family, among other notable initiatives.

Kevin Fiala Family Background

Kevin Fiala was born his parents on July 22, 1996 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. His father, Jan, pursued a professional hockey career in the Swiss lower leagues. Following his retirement, Jan transitioned into coaching, becoming one of Fiala’s initial mentors.

Unfortunately, any information regarding his mother is not available on public domain as of yet.

Kevin Fiala Wife

Kevin Fiala is married to Jessica Ljung. The pair got married on August 8, 2023 after dating for several years.

Prior to that, Fiala had announced his engagement to Jessica Ljung on June 11, 2021, during a special moment at the Hilton Los Cabos beach and Golf resort. Kevin proposed to Jessica on bended knee, presenting her with an engagement ring to signify his commitment.

Kevin Fiala Kids

Kevin Fiala’s wife Jessica Ljung is currently pregnant. Both Kevin and Jessica are eagerly waiting to welcome their first child in May 2024.

Kevin Fiala Social Media

Kevin Fiala is active across social media platforms like Instagram and X.

Instagram Handle- @kevinfiala22

X Handle- @KevinFiala22

Kevin Fiala as a Brand Ambassador

Kevin Fiala is a brand ambassador for an evidence-based preventive medicine startup called CARE.

Kevin Fiala Investments

Kevin Fiala made an undisclosed investment in CARE, a Swiss health tech startup, on November 1, 2023. Notably, he also serves as an ambassador for the startup.

Kevin Fiala Career Stats

The entirety of Kevin Fiala’s career stats are presented below in a table for better understanding:

Regular season Playoffs
2010–11ZSC LionsSUI U17251010201470220
2011–12ZSC LionsSUI U1728341852988681424
2011–12ZSC LionsSUI.2 U2071458432518
2011–12GCK LionsSUI U2020110
2012–13Malmö RedhawksJ1811010
2012–13Malmö RedhawksJ18 Allsv85492844374
2012–13Malmö RedhawksJ2033919282830002
2014–15Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL331192018
2014–15Nashville PredatorsNHL1000010000
2015–16Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL661832507830002
2015–16Nashville PredatorsNHL51010
2016–17Nashville PredatorsNHL54115161852020
2016–17Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL227121945
2017–18Nashville PredatorsNHL8023254826123148
2018–19Nashville PredatorsNHL6410223226
2018–19Minnesota WildNHL1934710
2019–20Minnesota WildNHL6423315442431410
2020–21Minnesota WildNHL502020404371122
2021–22Minnesota WildNHL8233528552603316
2022–23Los Angeles KingsNHL692349725231564
SHL totals378172524815614
NHL totals4881472083552693810112140

Kevin Fiala Achievements

Kevin Fiala’s most notable achievement came in the year 2023, when he was selected to his first and only NHL All-Star Game till date.

Kevin Fiala Contract

Kevin Fiala is presently under a seven-year, $55.125 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings. Under this contract, he will be receiving an average annual salary of $7,875,000. Moreover, his salary for the the 2023-24 season stands at $8,125,000. This includes his base salary of $4,875,000 and and bonuses of $3,250,000.

Prior to this, he had signed three contracts in his career, this included his entry level contract with the Nashville Predators and his subsequent contracts with the Minnesota Wild. Notably, the value of all his contracts stand at $3,250,000.

FAQ's On Kevin Fiala

A. Kevin Fiala is 27 years old as of April 2024.

A. Kevin Fiala made an undisclosed investment in CARE, a Swiss health tech startup, on November 1, 2023. Notably, he also serves as an ambassador for the startup.

A. Kevin Fiala is presently under a seven-year, $55.125 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings. Under this contract, he will be receiving an average annual salary of $7,875,000.

A. Kevin Fiala’s wife is Jessica Ljung. Notably, the pair got married on August 8, 2023.

A. Kevin Fiala is a Swiss national.

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