Luc Robitaille – Lucky Luc



NHL Hall of Fame legend and current LA Kings President, Luc Robitaille, is widely considered one of the greatest Left Wingers to ever play the game. Growing up in Montreal, though, he was largely overlooked by scouts because of what some considered a lack of toughness and slow skating stride. If it were not for a part-time Ottawa scout who convinced the Kings to take a chance on the skinny eighteen year-old in the ninth round of the 1984 draft, Luc may not have been picked at all. By the end of his first season, though, everybody knew Luc’s name after notching the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie. In fact, Luc scored forty or more goals in each of his first eight seasons, including three fifty goal seasons during that stretch. Nineteen seasons later, Luc retired as the highest scoring Left Winger in NHL history, notching a Stanley Cup, as well as, being voted in as one of the ‘100 Greatest Players in NHL History’ by his contemporaries. Luc has also won two additional Stanley Cups as an executive with the Kings. Hear about his entire journey, including stories from his six seasons playing with Wayne Gretzky, on this week’s episode of Legends Of Sport.


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