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Luc Robitaille

Born:February 17, 1966Draft:1984 Kings 157th Overall
Hometown:Montreal, QuebecPosition:LW
Known For:Hall of FameShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Luc Jean-Marie Robitaille (born February 17, 1966) is a Canadian–American professional ice hockey executive and former player. He currently serves as president of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

During his 19-season NHL career, Robitaille won the Stanley Cup in 2001–02 with the Detroit Red Wings, and played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers, but is most known for his 14 seasons (over three different stints) with the Los Angeles Kings. He served as the Kings’ team captain during the 1992–93 season (while Wayne Gretzky was injured) and for the final two games of the 2005–06 season. Robitaille retired after the 2005–06 season as the highest-scoring left winger in NHL history and the holder of several Kings franchise records, along with numerous Kings playoff records. In 2017, Robitaille was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in history.

Luc Robitaille Los Angeles Kings
Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings, Jan. 13, 2004 (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)

Luc Robitaille Statistics

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Achievements

  • U18 WJC Silver Medal — 1986
  • Canada Cup Gold Medal — 1991
  • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal — 1994
  • Calder Memorial Trophy — 1987
  • NHL All-Rookie Team — 1987
  • Selected to Eight All-Star Games — 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2001
  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1987, 1992, 2001
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 2002
  • No. 20 Jersey Retired by Kings — 2021
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame — 2009

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