Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest L.A. Kings of all time, as chosen by Times readers.
No. 3: Luc Robitialle (186 first-place votes, 10,054 points)
Luc Robitaille joined the Kings in 1986 and won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's best first-year player after scoring 45 goals to go with 39 assists.
Robitaille scored more than 40 goals in each of his first eight seasons, including three 50-plus seasons, and a career high of 63 in 1992-93, a season he was named team captain in place of injured superstar Wayne Gretzky.
Robitaille was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 29, 1994, in exchange for Rick Tocchet and a second-round draft pick in 1995. The Kings reacquired him from the New York Rangers on Aug. 28, 1997, for Kevin Stevens. Before the 2001-02 season, he left again to sign with the Detroit Red Wings, where he was finally able to win the Stanley Cup.