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08-21-2006, 04:03 PM
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#20 jersey officially retired to the rafters on 1/20/2007

The Los Angeles Kings will officially retire Luc Robitaille’s jersey No. 20 in a special pre-game ceremony on January 20, 2007, when the Kings host the Phoenix Coyotes

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KINGS TO OFFICIALLY RETIRE LUC ROBITAILLE’S JERSEY NO. 20 ON JANUARY 20, 2007

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will officially retire Luc Robitaille’s jersey No. 20 in a special pre-game ceremony on January 20, 2007, when the Kings host the Phoenix Coyotes at STAPLES Center, the club announced today. Robitaille will join Rogie Vachon, Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor and Wayne Gretzky as the only Kings players to have their jersey retired, and Robitaille will also be inducted into the Kings Hall of Fame as part of the evening’s festivities.

“Having your sweater retired by your team is an incredible honor,” said Robitaille. “When I first came to L.A. more than 20 years ago, I never would have imagined this happening. To have my name up on the wall at STAPLES Center alongside true greats like Marcel Dionne, Rogie Vachon, Wayne Gretzky and Dave Taylor, and to see the wonderful basketball names like Jerry West, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar up there as well, is truly overwhelming. I have always said that the Kings are my team. This honor means so much to myself and my family, and I am very honored and humbled indeed.”

Robitaille, 40, is the highest scoring left wing in NHL history, the all-time Kings leader in goals scored and a future member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He recently completed his 19th NHL season and his 14th with the Kings, officially retiring as a player following his last contest on April 17 at San Jose.

An eight-time NHL All Star, Robitaille was named an NHL First Team All-Star five times and an NHL Second Team All-Star three times, including being named to one of those teams in each of his first seven seasons (all with the Kings). Robitaille has also garnered numerous Kings team awards, including: Most Valuable Player (four times); Most Popular Player (four times); Most Inspirational Player; Leading Scorer (six times – he has also led the Kings in goals eight times); and Community Service (three times).

Off the ice, Robitaille has immersed himself in the Southern California community. Most recently, he and his wife Stacia created Shelter for Serenity, a disaster relief project that benefits victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes (more information at www.shelterforserenity.org).

Internationally, Robitaille represented his native Canada at three international tournaments, including the 1994 World Championship in Italy where his game-winning shootout goal helped Canada capture its first World Championship gold medal in 33 years.

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I'll be there.

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I am so happy to see them retire Ray Ferraro's number. Consider me there.

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The Los Angeles Kings will officially retire Luc Robitaille’s jersey No. 20 in a special pre-game ceremony on January 20, 2007, when the Kings host the Phoenix Coyotes

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Sweet! Just got the e-mail about this in my inbox. I just might head up to check this out in person.

Kudos to the Kings to do this when Gretzky is in the building.

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NEed to go to that game.

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anyone know when single game tickets go on sale? i'm gonna fly back out for this one.

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I will be there!!!!

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anyone know when single game tickets go on sale? i'm gonna fly back out for this one.
From Marina Del Rey? That's what? A two minute plane ride from LAX?



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Righteous. Luc's a Kings icon, and it just wouldn't have seemed right to see anyone else wearing 20. GO LUC!

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Yea I will be there too. He is my favorite player so I can't wait. Season tickets rule.

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Damn it sucks livign the other side of north america would love to see but i guess i will juts have to watch on TV

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From Marina Del Rey? That's what? A two minute plane ride from LAX?

I'm moving back to Toronto the end of the week.

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Robitaille expects to stay in the Kings organization in some capacity, although no deal has yet been reached with the club.

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"I want to learn the business side of the game," he said, before adding with a laugh "they always said they didn't make money, I want to see that now."
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yeah I know it's an old thread, but I saw this and thought it should be added on, so

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Righteous. Luc's a Kings icon, and it just wouldn't have seemed right to see anyone else wearing 20. GO LUC!
If they hadn't retired it, does anyone else think Avery might've changed his number to 20? You know, just to stir **** up.

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If they hadn't retired it, does anyone else think Avery might've changed his number to 20? You know, just to stir **** up.
I don't think AEG would have been that stupid.

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Robitaille expects to stay in the Kings organization in some capacity, although no deal has yet been reached with the club.



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yeah I know it's an old thread, but I saw this and thought it should be added on, so
My friend saw Luc in the airport on friday, he was on his way to Frozen Fury and took a bunch of pcitures with my friend. He even wanted her to sit with him and Stacia and his oldest son on the way there. No real reason for him to be going to the game, unless he's already on his way into the organization.

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My friend saw Luc in the airport on friday, he was on his way to Frozen Fury and took a bunch of pcitures with my friend. He even wanted her to sit with him and Stacia and his oldest son on the way there. No real reason for him to be going to the game, unless he's already on his way into the organization.
Wow...hitting on a girl when he's out with his wife and kid...no shame.

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Kudos to the Kings to do this when Gretzky is in the building.
The rumor at the time was that Gretzky didn't like Luc stealing the attention and lobbied management to have him traded.

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