To celebrate Presidents' Day, the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League will be giving away a Luc Robitaille mini-statue on Feb. 18 when they host the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at the Staples Center. Robitaille is the current president of the Los Angeles Kings, and it is fitting the Kings are hosting the Capitals because they play in the same city where the president of the United States of America resides.
Robitaille played for the Kings from 1986-1994, 1997-2001 and 2003-2006. He had 557 goals and 597 assists for 1154 points in 1077 games. Robitaille is also the Kings all-time leader in goals, holds the Kings record for most points in a season by a rookie (84 in 1986-87), and holds the NHL records for most points in a season for a left winger (125 in 1992-93) and most goals in a career by a left winger (668).
The Capitals remain one of the elite teams in the NHL. At 54 points (25 wins, 12 regulation losses and four losses in extra time), they lead the Metropolitan Division. Their star player, Alexander Ovechkin, leads the Kings with 30 goals, and his 47 points lead the Capitals.
In other Kings news, Kings prospect Rasmus Kupari won a gold medal for Finland at the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championships in Vancouver on Jan. 5. Kupari's Team Finland beat the United States 3-2 in the gold medal final. In seven games, Kupari had one goal and four assists for five points. It was Finland's fifth gold medal in the history of the tournament. They previously won in 1987, 1998, 2014 and 2016.
Meanwhile, the Kings have announced that they have activated Carl Hagelin from the injury reserve. Hagelin missed four weeks because of a lower-body injury. In 22 games this season with the Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins, he has one goal and four assists for five points.
Get your tickets to see the Los Angeles Kings and the Washington Capitals on Feb. 18 at the Staples Center today!