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The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time

Updated March 18, 2020 12.8k votes 1.3k voters 15.8k 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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  • Luc Robitaille1
    471
    123

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

  • Wayne Gretzky2
    558
    159

    Wayne Gretzky

    Centerman

    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America,Canada

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  • Marcel Dionne3
    424
    129

    Marcel Dionne

    Centerman

    BirthplaceDrummondville, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Anže Kopitar4
    447
    180

    Anže Kopitar

    Centerman

    BirthplaceJesenice, Slovenia

    NationalitySlovenia

  • Drew Doughty5
    330
    121

    Drew Doughty

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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  • Rob Blake6
    325
    120

    Rob Blake

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceSimcoe, Ontario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Jonathan Quick7
    330
    123

    Jonathan Quick

    Goaltender

    BirthplaceMilford, Connecticut

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Dustin Brown8
    261
    104

    Dustin Brown

    Right wing

    BirthplaceIthaca, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • Rogie Vachon9
    209
    104

    Rogie Vachon

    Goaltender

    BirthplacePalmarolle

    NationalityCanada

  • Justin Williams10
    190
    79

    Justin Williams

    Right wing

    BirthplaceCobourg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Dave Taylor11
    199
    106

    BirthplaceGreater Sudbury, Onaping Falls, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Jeff Carter12
    215
    113

    Jeff Carter

    Centerman

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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  • Bernie Nicholls13
    184
    101

    BirthplaceHaliburton County, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Charlie Simmer14
    135
    94

    BirthplaceTerrace Bay, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Jari Kurri15
  • Butch Goring16
    127
    96

    Butch Goring

  • Steve Duchesne17
    68
    36

    Steve Duchesne

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceSept-Îles, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Kelly Hrudey18
    126
    97

    Kelly Hrudey

    Goaltender

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Ziggy Palffy19
    147
    121

    Ziggy Palffy

  • Tomas Sandström20
  • Jake Muzzin21
    97
    67

    Jake Muzzin

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceWoodstock, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Marty McSorley22
    134
    106

    Marty McSorley

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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  • Alec Martinez23
    101
    73

    Alec Martinez

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceRochester, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • Félix Potvin24
    145
    80

    Félix Potvin

    Goaltender

    BirthplaceAnjou, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Jarret Stoll25
    81
    52

    Jarret Stoll

    Centerman

    BirthplaceMelville, Canada

    NationalityCanada