The Hockey Hall of Fame and the Kings released the first photos of the Stanley Cup with the champions’ names newly engraved on it, and among them was one surprise.
Owner Ed Roski, whose name wasn’t on the original list of 52 names the Kings had submitted for inclusion, appears on the top row, after owners Phil and Nancy Anschutz and AEG boss Tim Leiweke. That gave the team 53 names, one over the limit. However, adding Roski’s name didn’t require adding another line and the NHL gave permission for it to be engraved. Roski was a partner of Phil Anschutz in buying the Kings out of bankruptcy in 1995 but they later developed opposing plans for building a stadium to house an NFL team.