AXS Sports is in the process of featuring the top seven Los Angeles Kings players all-time at every position. In the second of the six-part feature, AXS Sports takes a look at the top seven Kings left wingers of all-time. Luc Robitaille, who is first on the list, is currently the Kings president.
7) Mike Donnelly--Acquired by the Los Angeles Kings from the Buffalo Sabres on Sept. 30, 1990 for Mikko Makela, Donnelly played five seasons with the Kings from 1990 to 1995. In 307 career regular season games, Donnelly had 87 goals and 83 assists for 170 points. Donnelly's best NHL season came in 1992-93, the year the Kings reached the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. In the 1992-93 regular season, Donnelly tied a career high in goals (29) and set career highs in assists (40) and points (69). In the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Donnelly also put up respectable statistics as he had six goals and seven assists for 13 points in 24 postseason games.
6) Bob Berry--Acquired by the Kings from the Montreal Canadiens for cash on Oct. 8, 1970, Berry played seven seasons for the Kings from 1970 to 1977. In 539 regular season games, Berry had 159 goals and 191 assists for 350 points. Berry's best offensive season came in 1972-73, when he had career highs in goals (36) and points (64). Berry also represented the Kings at the 1973 and 1974 NHL all-star games.
5) Alexander Frolov-- Selected in the first round, 20th overall by the Kings in the 2000 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Frolov played seven seasons for the Kings from 2002 to 2010. In 536 regular season games, Frolov had 168 goals and 213 assists for 381 points and was a respectable +23. Frolov's best offensive season came in 2006-07, when he had career highs in goals (35) and points (71). Three times Frolov led the Kings in goals-- in 2004, 2007 and 2009.
4) Tanner Pearson--Selected in the first round, 30th overall by the Kings in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Pearson has played the last five seasons for the Kings from 2013 to 2018. In 308 games, Pearson has 69 goals and 74 assists for 143 points. However it was Pearson's performance during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs that deserves high praise. After having only seven points in 25 regular season games during his 2013-14 rookie season, Pearson had four goals and eight assists for 12 points in 24 postseason games as the Kings won their second Stanley Cup in franchise history. In each of the Kings first three playoff series in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Pearson scored in victories against the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks.
3) Mike Cammalleri--Selected in the second round, 49th overall by the Kings in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Cammalleri played 298 regular season games with the Kings from 2002 to 2008 and again in 2017. While with the Kings in the 2006-07 season, Cammalleri led the team in assists (46) and points (80). Cammalleri's 46 assists during that season was also a career high. After playing with the Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils from 2008 to 2017, Cammalleri returned to the Kings as a free agent on July 1, 2017. Cammalleri's second time with the Kings was short lived however as he was traded from Los Angeles to the Edmonton Oilers for Jussi Jokinen on Nov. 14, 2017.
2) Charlie Simmer--Signed as a free agent by the Kings on Aug. 8, 1977, Simmer played eight seasons with the Kings from 1977 to 1984. In 384 regular season games, Simmer had 222 goals and 244 assists for 466 points. While on the Triple Crown Line with Dave Taylor and Marcel Dionne, Simmer tied for the NHL lead in goals with 56 in 1979-80 and then had 56 goals again with the Kings in 1980-81. In each of those two seasons, Simmer had over 100 points. He also led the NHL with 21 power play goals in 1979-80, and 10 game-winning goals and a 32.7% shooting percentage in 1980-81. Simmer was also on the NHL's first all-star team in 1980 and 1981 and represented the Kings at the 1981 and 1984 NHL All-Star Game.
1) Luc Robitaille--Selected in the ninth round, 171st overall by the Kings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, Robitaille overcame the odds of making the NHL into a Hockey Hall of Fame career. In 14 seasons with the Kings from 1986 to 1994, 1997 to 2001 and again from 2003 to 2006, Robitaille played 1077 regular season games with the Kings and had 557 goals (franchise record), 597 assists and 1154 points. Robitaille's 1986-87 rookie season was sensational. He set the Kings franchise record for points by a rookie (84) to become the first and only Kings player to win the Calder Trophy. In 1992-93, Robitaille had his best season in the NHL. In helping the Kings reach their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history, Robitaille set a NHL record for most points in a regular season by a left winger with 125. Also that season Robitaille had a career-high 63 goals. A five-time first-team all-star, Robitaille represented the Kings in eight NHL all-star games.