Los Angeles Kings
|Los Angeles Kings|
|History||Los Angeles Kings|
|Home arena||Staples Center|
|City||Los Angeles, California|
|Colors||Black, white, silver|
|Owner(s)||Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club, L.P., an AEG company|
(Philip Anschutz, chairman)
|General manager||Rob Blake|
|Head coach||Todd McLellan|
|Minor league affiliates||Manchester Monarchs (AHL)|
Ontario Reign (ECHL)
|Stanley Cups||2 (2011–12, 2013–14)|
|Conference championships||3 (1992–93, 2011–12, 2013–14)|
|Division championships||1 (1990–91)|
History[change | change source]
The team began in 1967. They were named at least in part for a former minor league hockey team called the Los Angeles Monarchs. They made the finals in 1993, and lost to the Montreal Canadiens. They won their first Stanley Cup in team history on June 11, 2012, defeating the New Jersey Devils 4 games to 2. The team won their second Stanley Cup on June 13, 2014 after they defeated the New York Rangers in double overtime of Game 5.
The Kings have been known for their high scoring teams. Marcel Dionne won the Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion in 1980, and Wayne Gretzky won it on the Kings in 1990, 1991, and 1994. Gretzky also won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player on the Kings in 1989. Charlie Simmer tied for the most goals (now the Richard Trophy) in 1980. Luc Robitaille, one of the ten highest goal scorers in NHL history, spent most of his years on the Kings.
Players[change | change source]
Other strong players have included Rob Blake, who won the Norris Trophy as best defenceman in 1998; goaltender Rogie Vachon, who was second in voting for the Hart Trophy in 1975; and Dave Taylor, Bernie Nicholls, and Larry Murphy.
References[change | change source]
- "Los Angeles Kings win first Stanley Cup - The Star". thestar.com.
- "Kings' Martinez again plays hero, scores Cup-winner". NHL. Retrieved 2014-06-14.