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The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time

Updated March 18, 2020 12.7k votes 1.3k voters 16.2k views80 items

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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

    Centerman

    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America, Canada

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    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

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    Marcel Dionne

    Centerman

    BirthplaceDrummondville, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Anže Kopitar

    Centerman

    BirthplaceJesenice, Slovenia

    NationalitySlovenia

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    Drew Doughty

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    #71 of 191 The Best Current NHL Players#131 of 502 The Best NHL Players of All Time

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    Jonathan Quick

    Goaltender

    BirthplaceMilford, Connecticut

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    #13 of 64 The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time#38 of 99 The Top Hockey Goaltenders of All Time

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    Rob Blake

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceSimcoe, Ontario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Dustin Brown

    Right wing

    BirthplaceIthaca, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Rogie Vachon

    Goaltender

    BirthplacePalmarolle

    NationalityCanada

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    BirthplaceOnaping Falls, Greater Sudbury, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Justin Williams

    Right wing

    BirthplaceCobourg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Jeff Carter

    Centerman

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    BirthplaceHaliburton County, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    BirthplaceTerrace Bay, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Butch Goring

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    #53 of 70 The Greatest Jewish Athletes Of All Time#6 of 32 Jewish NHL Players

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    Ziggy Palffy

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    Steve Duchesne

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceSept-Îles, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Kelly Hrudey

    Goaltender

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Marty McSorley

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Félix Potvin

    Goaltender

    BirthplaceAnjou, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Jake Muzzin

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceWoodstock, Canada

    NationalityCanada