NHL teams had 170 chances to select left wing Luc Robitaille in the 1984 draft. The Kings passed on him eight times before taking him in the ninth round (171st overall), which probably makes Robitaille the greatest late-round pick in league history. He went on to become the all-time leading scorer in NHL history for a left wing. Oh by the way, the Kings’ fourth-round selection in 1984? Tom Glavine, a center whose career path took him in a different. Glavine became an All-Star pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.
Hey, buddy, wanna buy a Kings Stanley Cup championship ring?
It’s for a worthy cause.
One of a limited number of Stanley Cup rings is available for auction through April 22 at CharityBuzz.com, with the proceeds going to two of the Kings’ charitable partners, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and City Year Los Angeles.