From the Kings’ press release:
LOS ANGELES Luc Robitaille, the highest scoring left wing in NHL history, has been named Assistant to the Governor and Alternate Governor for the Kings, it was announced today by Kings Governor and CEO of AEG, Tim Leiweke.
We are working to ingrain a history and tradition of winning into our franchise and throughout our organization and Luc will play a key role in that initiative,? said Leiweke. Luc has a great sense for business and his expertise and knowledge will continue to grow as he learns the business side of AEG and the Kings.?
Said Robitaille, who will have his popular No. 20 jersey retired by the Kings on January 20, 2007, prior to the Kings-Phoenix Coyotes game at STAPLES Center: The game of hockey has been extremely good to me and my family, and I have always considered the Kings to be my second family. Therefore, this new role is an ideal situation. I have always had tremendous interest in the business of hockey and in staying active in this great sport. Even though Im not on the ice anymore, my goal remains the same — to bring the cup to Los Angeles.?
Robitaille will serve a variety of roles with both the Kings and AEG, primarily focusing on the Kings business operations and player/community relations, and the continued development of both the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA, and the new Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO, which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2007.
Ontario is a vibrant market and Luc will not only assist in our efforts to bring a professional hockey team to the arena, but also work to ingrain the franchise into the community,? said Leiweke. Additionally, it is becoming more probable that Kansas City will get a hockey team in the very near future. Luc has some of the strongest relationships in the sports business industry and he will be a key player in our efforts to acquire a pro franchise for the Sprint Center.?