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September 15, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE
In his first game since rejoining the Kings, left wing Luc Robitaille had one goal and two assists in a 4-3 victory over San Jose in the exhibition opener for both teams Sunday night at the San Diego Sports Arena. Right wings Sandy Moger and Glen Murray scored goals and Robitaille had a goal and an assist as the Kings took a 3-1 lead after one period. Center Olli Jokinen, the Kings' No. 1 draft choice in June, scored the winning goal early in the third period.
March 26, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PITTSBURGH--Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille, the Kings' president of business operations, has been given an influential role in determining who will follow in his footsteps in receiving hockey's highest honor. Robitaille was appointed to the Hall of Fame's selection committee, along with fellow Hall of Famer Bob Clarke, senior vice president of the Philadelphia Flyers, and David Poile, general manager of the Nashville Predators. John Davidson, the president of the Columbus Blue Jackets and former NHL goaltender, was appointed chairman of the selection committee effective April 1. The announcements were made Wednesday by Pat Quinn, chairman of the Hall of Fame, following a directors' meeting in Toronto.
February 23, 1992
"Up yours and the horse you rode in on, jerk." Shakespeare? Byron? Jack Kelly? No--it's Huntington Beach's latest embarrassment, that silver-tongued devil, Councilman Earle (the Suave) Robitaille ("Robitaille Responds Angrily to Critic," Feb. 5). Again we are graced with an oaf who thinks serving on the City Council entitles him to run roughshod over the citizens he is supposed to serve. How would you like to have this guy over to dinner while you're trying to impress your boss?
March 27, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Kings great Luc Robitaille donated a 2012 Stanley Cup championship ring to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday, which added it to the Stanley Cup Championship display at the Hall in Toronto. "We are very grateful to the Los Angeles Kings organization, especially Luc Robitaille,” said Bill Hay, the chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame.  “As chairman and CEO of the Hockey Hall of Fame, it's an honor to accept this Stanley Cup ring.  It will make a wonderful addition to our special Stanley Cup Ring exhibit.” The ring is featured in a display celebrating the current and past Stanley Cup champions, including the first-ever Stanley Cup ring (1893)
July 22, 2006
The recent moves by new General Manager Dean Lombardi have been questioned by many Kings fans, but there is a method to his madness. He has replaced Luc Robitaille (40) and Jeremy Roenick (36) with free agents Rob Blake (36) and Scott Thornton (35). Obviously, the Kings are in a youth movement. ROB MATHESON Los Angeles
April 25, 1987
This season the Kings have gone through one coach, four goalies, the breaking in of rookies Carson, Duchesne and Robitaille, and the loss of Marcel Dionne. Through these changes, the Kings have given L.A. hockey fans an exciting season. I'm proud of our Kings and their accomplishments this season. And I'm proud to say I am an L.A. hockey fan. JONATHAN MILLER Encino
January 15, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
When Luc Robitaille and Jimmy Carson broke into the NHL as Kings rookies 21 years ago, few would have predicted that Robitaille would be the one whose jersey would be retired this Saturday night in Staples Center and Carson would be the one flying in for the ceremony to honor his longtime friend. Robitaille, two years older than his teammate and a ninth-round pick in the 1984 draft, was considered a long shot for NHL stardom. Carson, the No. 2 pick in 1986, was said to be a sure bet.
On its fifth birthday, the Corel Center turned into some kind of Madison Square Garden on the Ontario plains Tuesday night. And in the second period, goalie Jamie Storr turned into the cavalry riding across that snow-drifted landscape to the Kings' rescue. Bryan Smolinski's third goal of the game, scored on a headlong rush at 2:01 of overtime, gave the Kings a 7-6 victory over the Ottawa Senator and two of the most unlikely points they have earned in many a day.
April 5, 2006 | Chris Foster and Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writers
The Kings' Ryan Flinn took his enforcer duties to a new level last week. He and his fiancee, Danielle Sarowitz, were at their apartment last Wednesday, when they heard shouting. Sarowitz looked outside and saw a man attacking a woman. A moment later, the attacker was grabbed and tossed aside by 6-foot-5, 250-pound Flinn, who one season accumulated 365 penalty minutes while playing for Halifax of the Quebec junior league.
October 25, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
There's nothing wrong with being traded to the team that has just won the Stanley Cup, is there? And there's certainly nothing insulting about being the top player going in the other direction in a trade for Wayne Gretzky. That's downright flattering. Pretty heady stuff for a 20 year old. It's not as if the Kings traded Jimmy Carson to the Edmonton Oilers because they wanted to be rid of him. Carson was their top goal-scorer and their most valuable player.
February 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The California Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 inductees: Kings legend Luc Robitaille, San Diego Padres star Tony Gwynn, track star Florence Griffith-Joyner, football icon Joe Montana, former USC football coach John Robinson and diver Greg Louganis. They will be inducted June 9 at the Ontario Convention Center. “We are proud to continue our tradition of recognizing incredible Californians who have made outstanding contributions at the highest level in sports,” said Christian Okoye, the founder of the California Sports Hall of Fame.
February 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Kings Hall of Fame member Luc Robitaille will make a cameo tonight on the hit television show "How I Met Your Mother. " Now president of business operations with the club, Robitaille is featured in a portion of the show where the cast is delighted to learn about a singer from the 1990s during a program called "Underneath the Tunes," a spoof of VH1's "Behind the Music. " The cast is enthralled, as many of us are, with the behind-the-scenes story of Robin Sparkles, a Canadian sensation.
January 18, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The Stanley Cup champion Kings took care of another bit of housekeeping -- an important one -- by finalizing the contract extensions of General Manager Dean Lombardi, Coach Darryl Sutter and executive Luc Robitaille on Friday morning. Lombardi also holds the title of team president and Robitaille is the team's president in charge of business operations. As reported earlier this week by The Times' Helene Elliott , Lombardi's four-year extension runs through the 2016-17 season.
December 7, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Now that the Kings have won the Stanley Cup, Luc Robitaille has accomplished pretty much all there is to accomplish in the NHL. Now, how about an Emmy for voice work? The legendary Kings star and current president of business operations has a prominent role on the season premiere of the Disney Channel's animated children's show "Phineas and Ferb" on Friday night. "It was a lot of fun. The guys over there are big hockey fans. It was fun to be there," Robitaille told
September 21, 2012 | Helene Elliott
NORBERTVILLE, Canada - Madeleine Robitaille could have requested anything from her Hockey Hall of Fame son Luc and he would have moved mountains to give it to her, but that isn't her way. She and her husband, Claude, worked hard for all they had as they raised three kids in Montreal, Madeleine unfailingly elegant from her well-coiffed head to her stylish feet. "We always joke that everything she wears matches," said Luc, the Kings' president of business operations and dutiful son who calls his parents at least three times a week.
June 14, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
November 5, 1998 | JERRY CROWE
* High-scoring left wing for the Kings Get Your Motor Runnin': In the off season, on Friday, my wife, Stacia, and I ride our Harleys into Westwood--it's only a five-minute ride from home. First up is dinner at Mustache Cafe. You can't go wrong with the smoked chicken fettuccine. It's outstanding. Stacia loves the Cajun chicken salad, and we usually split the chocolate souffle for dessert. After dinner, it's back on the Harleys and over to catch a movie.
Any doubts about Luc Robitaille's recovery from an abdominal injury that cost him so much playing time last season have been dispelled. He's becoming a pain to the Kings' opposition. Robitaille's first goal Tuesday night, coming with a two-man advantage, triggered a five-goal second period that sent the Kings to an 8-3 victory over the Mighty Ducks before 5,203 at the Great Western Forum.
April 11, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Montreal's continuing search for a new general manager could end up winding though the Kings' organization to its Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. The Montreal-born Robitaille is the Kings' president of business operations, the team's alternate governor and popular public face of the franchise. Sportsnet reported Wednesday morning that the Canadiens were planning to reach out to Robitaille. They are in the early stages of assembling possible candidates for the position. In fact, the Canadiens already have been in talks with AEG's Tim Leiweke, who is the president of that organization and governor of the Kings.
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