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Six Questions with Former LA Kings Forward Hubie McDonough

by Melody Huskey / Los Angeles Kings
Hubie McDonough caught up with former Kings center Hubie McDonough to continue the "Six Questions" series.

McDonough, 37, played parts of two seasons with the Kings from 1988-90, scoring eight points (3-5=8) in 26 games with the team. After leaving the Kings midway through the 1989-90 season, McDonough played for the Islanders and San Jose Sharks, finishing his NHL career with 66 points (40-26=66) in 195 games. A native of Manchester, NH, McDonough is currently the Director of Hockey Operations for that city's AHL team and Kings minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs. What is your favorite moment from your time on the Kings?

McDonough: Scoring my first NHL goal on opening night 1989, with an assist from Wayne Gretzky. What was the best perk of playing hockey in Los Angeles?

McDonough: Getting to meet movie and TV stars and going to show tapings. If you could give one piece of advice to the current Kings team, what would it be?

McDonough: Try not to take what you have for granted.  You’re in the NHL - appreciate it and don’t be a jerk.  Hockey players are the most down to earth athletes, so keep it that way. If you could go back and change something about your career, what would it be?

McDonough: I would be more relaxed.  I would not worry about being sent down and I would just play. If you could play on a line with a member of the Kings, past or present roster, who would it be and why?

McDonough: I got to play with three Hall Of Famers: Larry Robinson, Gretzky and Luc Robitaille. Plus Dave Taylor. What more could I ask? What is one sentence that describes your time on the Kings?  

McDonough: I was there only a short time, but if you play one game or 1,000 games you’re part of the family; it was awesome.

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