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Edward P. Roski

Born:December 25, 1938Status:Co-Owner (Los Angeles Kings)
Hometown:Oklahoma City, OklahomaKnown For:President of Majestic Realty

Edward P. Roski Jr. (born December 25, 1938) is the partial owner of the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers.

Roski is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is a billionaire, president of Majestic Realty, and appeared at #115 on the Forbes 400 in 2021, and owns more than 83 million square feet of real estate across the United States, as a business park developer through his company. Roski also owns the Silverton Las Vegas. He is also a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and art collector.

Kings Under Ownership

A bankruptcy in 1995 led to the franchise being acquired by Roski and Philip Anschutz. A period of mediocrity ensued, with the Kings only resurging as they broke a six-year playoff drought in the 2009–10 season, with a team that included goaltender Jonathan Quick, defenseman Drew Doughty, and forwards Dustin BrownAnze Kopitar, and Justin Williams.

Under coach Darryl Sutter, who was hired early in the 2011–12 season, and with the acquisition of Jeff Carter, the Kings won two Stanley Cups in three years: 2012 over the New Jersey Devils, and 2014 over the New York Rangers, while Quick and Williams respectively won the Conn Smythe Trophy.

The Kings have advanced to the postseason just three times since that 2014 championship, and haven’t won a playoff series since.

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