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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
The following is a list of players drafted by the Kings who went on to star in the NHL.


Dave Taylor
Drafted by KINGS – 15th round, 210th overall, 1975 NHL Entry Draft
  • Played in 1,111 games with the Kings and scored 1,069 points (431-638=1,069) from 1977-94
  • Served as the club’s captain from 1985-89
  • Played in a franchise-record 1,111 games
  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game four times
Luc Robitaille
Drafted by KINGS – 9th round, 171st overall, 1984 NHL Entry Draft
  • Played in 1,077 games with the Kings and scored 1,154 points (557-597=1,154) from 1986-94, 1997-01 and 2003-06
  • Is the club’s all-time highest goal scorer with 557
  • Is second on the Kings all-time list in games played with 1,077
  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game as a King eight times
  • Voted the team’s “Most Popular Player” three times
Butch Goring
Drafted by KINGS – 5th round, 51st overall, 1969 NHL Entry Draft
  • Played in 736 games with the Kings and scored 659 points (275-384=659) from 1969-80
  • Ranks fifth in Kings history in games played with 736
  • Played in the 1980 NHL All-Star Game
  • Voted the club’s “Most Popular Player” four times
Bernie Nicholls
Drafted by KINGS – 4th round, 73rd overall, 1980 NHL Entry Draft
  • Played in 602 games with the Kings and scored 758 points (327-431=758) from 1981-90
  • Scored a Kings season record 70 goals and finished second on the club with a career high 150 points (70-80=150) in 1988-89
  • Ranks fifth all-time in Kings’ career scoring with 758 points (327-431=758)
  • Ranks 10th all-time in Kings’ career games played (602)
  • Ranks fourth all-time in Kings’ career goals (327) and fifth all-time in Kings’ career assists (431)
  • Represented the Kings at the 1984, 1989 and 1990 NHL All-Star Games
Jim Fox
Drafted by KINGS – 1st round, 10th overall, 1980 NHL Entry Draft
  • Played in 578 games with the Kings and scored 479 points (186-293=479) from 1980-90
  • Ranks eighth all-time in Kings’ career scoring with 479 points (186-293=479)
  • Scored 30 goals three times during his Kings’ career (1981-82, 1983-84 and 1984-85)
  • Ranks ninth all-time in Kings’ career goals (186) and eighth all-time in Kings’ career assists (293)
Larry Murphy
Drafted by KINGS – 1st round, 4th overall, 1980 NHL Entry Draft
  • Played in 242 games with the Kings and scored 207 points (52-155=207) from 1980-84
  • Set NHL and Kings’ records for most assists (60) and points (76) as a rookie defenseman with the Kings in 1980-81
  • Ranks sixth all-time amongst Kings’ defensemen with 52 career goals
  • Ranks sixth all-time amongst Kings’ defensemen with 207 (52-155=207) career points
Jimmy Carson
Drafted by KINGS - 1st round, 2nd overall, 1986 NHL Entry Draft
  • Played in 219 games with the Kings and scored 219 points (108-111=219) from 1986-88 and 1992-94
  • Scored 37 goals as an 18-year-old rookie in 1986-87 and then, in 1987-88, he scored 55 goals
  • Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1987
  • Won the Kings’ “Most Popular Player” award in 1987
Olli Jokinen
Drafted by KINGS - 1st round, 3rd overall, 1997 NHL Entry Draft
  • Played in 74 games with the Kings and scored 21 points (9-12=21) from 1997-99
  • In his fourth season as captain of the Florida Panthers
  • Ranks as the Panthers all-time leader in goals and points
  • Has scored 34 or more goals in four of his last five seasons
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