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The Greatest Los Angeles Kings of All Time

Updated March 18, 2020 13.0k votes 1.3k voters 15.6k 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 Gretzky1
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    160

    Wayne Gretzky

    Centerman

    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

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  • Luc Robitaille2
    490
    129

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

  • Marcel Dionne3
    435
    134

    Marcel Dionne

    Centerman

    BirthplaceDrummondville, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Anže Kopitar4
    468
    186

    Anže Kopitar

    Centerman

    BirthplaceJesenice, Slovenia

    NationalitySlovenia

  • Drew Doughty5
    342
    124

    Drew Doughty

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    #126 of 502 The Best NHL Players of All Time#29 of 116 The Best Defensemen in NHL History

  • Rob Blake6
    338
    123

    Rob Blake

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceSimcoe, Ontario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Jonathan Quick7
    343
    126

    Jonathan Quick

    Goaltender

    BirthplaceMilford, Connecticut

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    #39 of 99 The Top Hockey Goaltenders of All Time#11 of 64 The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time

  • Dustin Brown8
    268
    106

    Dustin Brown

    Right wing

    BirthplaceIthaca, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • Rogie Vachon9
    211
    107

    Rogie Vachon

    Goaltender

    BirthplacePalmarolle

    NationalityCanada

  • Justin Williams10
    198
    81

    Justin Williams

    Right wing

    BirthplaceCobourg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Dave Taylor11
    201
    109

    BirthplaceGreater Sudbury, Onaping Falls, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Jeff Carter12
    223
    117

    Jeff Carter

    Centerman

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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  • Bernie Nicholls13
    189
    105

    BirthplaceHaliburton County, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Charlie Simmer14
    141
    97

    BirthplaceTerrace Bay, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Jari Kurri15
  • Butch Goring16
    129
    100

    Butch Goring

  • Alec Martinez17
    102
    71

    Alec Martinez

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceRochester, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • Ziggy Palffy18
    151
    125

    Ziggy Palffy

  • Marty McSorley19
    137
    109

    Marty McSorley

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    #2 of 20 The Most Violent Enforcers In NHL History#129 of 207 The Greatest San Jose Sharks Of All Time

  • Steve Duchesne20
    67
    38

    Steve Duchesne

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceSept-Îles, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Tomas Sandström21
  • Kelly Hrudey22
    126
    103

    Kelly Hrudey

    Goaltender

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Félix Potvin23
    151
    82

    Félix Potvin

    Goaltender

    BirthplaceAnjou, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Jake Muzzin24
    96
    69

    Jake Muzzin

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceWoodstock, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Larry Murphy25
    70
    45

    Larry Murphy

    Defenseman

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada