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The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time 

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List Rules Vote up each player only based on his time playing with the Kings.

A list of the greatest Los Angeles Kings of all time. Since the team's inception in 1967, the Kings were known as one of the NHL's perennial disappointments and underacheiving teams in the league. The team had some of the greatest players in hockey history to wear the black, silver, purple and gold, whether top Kings goalies or top goalscorers. In 1988, the Kings brought the best player to put on two skates to Los Angeles in Wayne Gretzky. However, the Great One wasn't able to propel the snakebit franchise to greatness, though in fairness he did lead them to a Stanley Cup finals berth in 1993. But the Kings fell short, despite having a number of franchise greats like Gretzky, Luc Robitaille and Rob Blake.

However, in 2012, after a 45 year wait, Los Angeles was treated to its first Stanley Cup after blitzing through the league. Led by new stars like goalie Jonathan Quick, the Kings's first Stanley Cup winner featured some of the brightest young stars in team history. Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar are among a group of players who are some the best players to suit up for the Kings. 

So who are the greatest Los Angeles Kings of all time? Who are the best players to wear the Kings logo? This list aims to answer that question and if you notice that someone isn't on this list and should be considered among the top Kings players ever, feel free to add him to this list. 

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Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Centerman

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

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Luc Robitaille is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Left Wing

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

3
Anže Kopitar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Centerman

Birthplace: Jesenice, Slovenia

Nationality: Slovenia

4
Marcel Dionne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Centerman

Birthplace: Drummondville, Canada

Nationality: Canada

5
Rob Blake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Defenseman

Birthplace: Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canada

6
Drew Doughty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Defenseman

Birthplace: London, Canada

Nationality: Canada

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Jonathan Quick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Goaltender

Birthplace: Milford, Connecticut

Nationality: United States of America

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Dustin Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Right wing

Birthplace: Ithaca, New York

Nationality: United States of America

9
Rogie Vachon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Goaltender

Birthplace: Palmarolle

Nationality: Canada

10
Justin Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
DonaldCloud added Right wing

Birthplace: Cobourg, Canada

Nationality: Canada

11
Jeff Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
ari3797 added Centerman

Birthplace: London, Canada

Nationality: Canada

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Dave Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Forward

Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Onaping Falls, Canada

Nationality: Canada

13
Bernie Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Centerman

Birthplace: Haliburton County, Canada

Nationality: Canada

14
Charlie Simmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Left Wing

Birthplace: Terrace Bay, Canada

Nationality: Canada

15
Ziggy Palffy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Ziggy Palffy
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Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Nationality: Finland

17
Butch Goring is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
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Marty McSorley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
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Kelly Hrudey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Goaltender

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Nationality: Canada

20
Tomas Sandström is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time

Birthplace: Jakobstad, Finland

Nationality: Sweden

21
Jake Muzzin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Defenseman

Birthplace: Woodstock, Canada

Nationality: Canada

22
Alec Martinez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Defenseman

Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan

Nationality: United States of America

23
Félix Potvin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
AndyYoung added Goaltender

Birthplace: Anjou, Canada

Nationality: Canada

24
Michael Cammalleri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Left Wing

Birthplace: Richmond Hill, Canada

Nationality: Canada

25
Tyler Toffoli is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time
Centerman

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada