Class Action Settlement for NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice Purchasers Means Special Benefits Available – Click Here to Find Out More
2015 NHL Draft

Robitaille signs extension with Kings

Monday, 10.11.2010 / 6:58 PM / News

Share with your Friends

Robitaille signs extension with Kings
The Los Angeles Kings announced Monday that they have agreed to a multi-year extension with Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille, who is club's President of Business Operations.

In addition, the Kings announced Chris McGowan been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Robitaille is in his fourth season with the Kings as President of Business Operations and Alternate Governor.  He began in his current position following the 2006-07 season and since his appointment he has had a tremendous impact on the Kings organization as a whole, with his experience as a former player having brought a unique perspective to the business side of the club.

"We gave Luc the ability to gain experience and learn these past few years and he has done a fantastic job," Kings Governor Tim Leiweke said. "The L.A. Kings are fortunate to have the depth and experience with Luc on the business side and (GM) Dean Lombardi on the hockey side. We are excited to have this kind of consistency and respect League-wide."

Robitaille, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, is the highest scoring left wing in NHL history and the all-time Kings' leader in goals scored.  He had his No. 20 retired by the Kings on Jan. 20, 2007.  He played 19 seasons in the NHL – including 14 with the Kings – and in 1,431 career regular season games with the Kings, Detroit Red Wings (where he won a Stanley Cup in 2002), New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, had 1,394 points (668-726=1,394).  In 159 playoff games, he had 127 points (58 goals, 69 assists).

Quote of the Day

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft