Luc Robitaille, the Kings’ all-time leader in goals scored and the highest-scoring left winger in NHL history, was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday afternoon.
Robitaille, who retired after the 2005-06 season, made the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, along with fellow players Brett Hull, Brian Leetch and Steve Yzerman.
Now the Kings’ president of business operations, Robitaille, 43, had a 19-year NHL career, 14 of which were spent with the Kings, and totaled 668 goals and 726 assists in 1,431 NHL games. Robitaille helped the Kings reach the 1992-93 Stanley Cup Finals and won a championship with the Detroit Red Wings in 2001-02.
A ninth-round draft pick of the Kings in 1984, Robitaille faced early criticism for his questionable skating skills but won Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) honors in 1987 and was selected to the eight All-Star Games.
The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 9 in Toronto.
(I should be getting some comments from Luc this afternoon…)