A year before the Kings hit the ice for their first season, the LA franchise began its search for a name.
On April 14, 1966, the club announced it would be holding a naming contest to all residents of Southern California, with the winning name scheduled to be revealed the following month.
But when the deadline of May 20th came around, the team was still nameless.
Initially, the club pushed back the announcement citing that there were so many entries that it had to be postponed by a week. Another week came and went, and still, Los Angeles' NHL franchise had no moniker.
By the end of May, the club's owner, Jack Kent Cooke, assured fans that they had settled on a name but could not reveal it yet due to potential copyright problems. While Cooke's attorneys did their due diligence, the waiting continued.