Prospects News & Rumors: Riat, Geisser, Björnfot & More

Prospects News & Rumors: Riat, Geisser, Björnfot & More

August 7th, 2020 The Washington Capitals have loaned two prospects to Switzerland and the Los Angeles Kings have loaned one of their top prospects back home to Sweden. We also take a look at a prospect who had a really solid season playing in the USHL for our Prospect of the Day. Capitals Loan Two Prospects...
Today in Hockey History: Aug. 4

Today in Hockey History: Aug. 4

August 4th, 2020 A legend of the National Hockey League was born on this date and one of the biggest stars of the 1990s found a new home out west. Aug. 4 also saw plenty of coaching moves and some goaltending changes in Alberta. JR Heads West The Los Angeles Kings acquired center Jeremey Roenick, on Aug. 4,...

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July 29th, 2020
Kings History

July 29 has been full of Hall of Fame names and players. One was born in Canada, one was traded for the first time in his career and another signed as a free agent in sunny Florida. Plus, a future Hall of Famer signed his first National Hockey League contract. Robitaille Moved to Pittsburgh Luc Robitaille is one of the greatest late-round draft picks in NHL history. The Los Angeles Kings drafted the future Hockey Hall of Famer in the ninth round (171st overall) of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Robitaille made his league debut in 1986 and scored 392 goals and 803 points in his first eight seasons in the league. He scored a career-high 63 goals and 125 points for the Kings during the 1992-93 season, which ended with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. His time in Los Angeles ended, for the time being, on July 29, 1994, when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Rick Tocchet and a second-round draft pick. That pick was used to select forward Pavel Rosa, who played in just 36...
July 27th, 2020
Kings History

In a city that once didn’t acknowledge the sport of hockey, the Los Angeles Kings etched themselves in the history books in more ways than one.  Among the many significant moments in Kings history, including the dynamic “Triple Crown Line” era and a pair of Stanley Cups, let’s reminisce on the five that greatly influenced the organization and southern California. 5 — "Miracle on Manchester" With the odds stacked against them, the 1981-82 Kings pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Stanley Cup Playoff history.  The team was set up for defeat as it was scheduled to face the Edmonton Oilers in the Smythe Division Semifinals. The Oilers finished the regular season leading the league in scoring. The Kings took Game 1 in Edmonton but fell to the Oilers in Game 2 and brought the tied series to California. Game 3 did not start off as planned as the Kings saw themselves in a five-goal deficit heading into the third period. It looked like the Kings...
July 26th, 2020
Kings History

One of the greatest defensemen of all-time changed addresses after 17 seasons in his original home. Plus, one of the best returns on a dollar called it a career and talent group of players are celebrating birthdays. Big Bird Heads West Larry Robinson and the Los Angeles Kings made headlines twice on this date. First, on July 26, 1989, the Hall of Fame defenseman signed with the Kings after a 17-season run with the Montreal Canadiens. He played 1,202 games, scoring 197 goals and 883 points and won the Norris Trophy twice, for being voted the best defenseman in the league. He never missed the playoffs in his 17 seasons and was part of six Stanley Cup champions. Robinson played three more seasons with the Kings before retiring after the 1991-92 season. They made the postseason in all three of those seasons, keeping his streak alive. Exactly six years after signing as a player with the Kings, on July 26,...
July 24th, 2020
Kings History

On this date, the Los Angeles Kings brought back one of the great players in their franchise’s history for the third time. Also, a dramatic coaching move was finally made official. Plus, some talented Stanley Cup winners are celebrating birthdays today. Robitaille Returns to Hollywood…..Again The Kings signed free-agent forward Luc Robitaille on July 24, 2003. This marked the third time Robitaille wore a Kings sweater. He was originally one of the best draft picks in franchise history when he was selected in the ninth-round (171st overall) of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. His first stint with the Kings laid the foundation for his Hall of Fame career. He won the Calder Trophy, for being the best rookie of the 1986-87 season, by scoring 45 goals and 84 points. He scored at least 44 goals in each of his first eight seasons in Los Angeles, including 63 during 1992-93, which ended with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Robitaille had three successful runs with the Kings. (Photo...