AXS Sports is currently featuring the top seven Los Angeles Kings players all-time at every position. In the third of the six-part season, it is time to focus on right-wingers. Dave Taylor, who is number one on the list, had the fortune of playing with three Kings legends--Marcel Dionne, Luc Robitaille and Wayne Gretzky.
7) Mike Murphy--Acquired by the Kings in a trade with the New York Rangers on Nov. 30, 1973, Murphy played 10 seasons with the Kings from 1973 to 1983. In 673 regular season games, Murphy had 194 goals and 263 assists for 457 points. In 1974-75 and 1975-76, Murphy had 68 points each season. The first season Murphy had 68 points in 1974-75, Murphy also had a career-high 30 goals and a career-high +32. The following season in 1975-76, Murphy also had a career-high 42 assists. In 1980, he represented the Kings at the NHL All-Star Game.
6) Jim Fox--Selected by the Kings in the first round, 10th overall, in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, Fox played nine seasons with Los Angeles from 1980 to 1989. In 578 regular season games, Fox recorded 186 goals and 293 assists for 479 points. Three times in Fox's career he had 30 goals in a single NHL season. The third year Fox reached 30 goals in 1984-85, he also reached a career high in assists with 53 and points with 83. Fox missed the entire 1988-89 season due to a knee injury, and only played 11 regular season games in 1989-90 before retiring.
5) Dustin Brown--Selected by the Kings in the first round overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Brown has played the last 14 seasons with the Kings since 2003-04. In 1045 regular season games, Brown has 260 goals and 307 assists for 567 points. Known for his leadership skills, Brown was the Kings captain from 2008 to 2016. He represented the Kings at the 2009 NHL All-Star Game, and won the 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup with Los Angeles.
4) Jari Kurri--Traded to the Kings from the Philadelphia Flyers on May 30, 1991, Kurri played 331 regular season games with Los Angeles from 1991 to 1996. He had 108 goals and 185 assists for 293 points. Kurri's best season with the Kings came in 1992-93 when he had 27 goals and 60 assists for 87 points. Throughout his career, Kurri was mostly known as a player who benefited by playing with Wayne Gretzky. However it should be noted that Kurri won a Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in 1990 and had 195 points in two seasons in Edmonton after Gretzky was traded to Los Angeles. Also, in the 1992-93 regular season with the Kings, Kurri represented Los Angeles at the NHL All-Star Game and notched 87 points while Gretzky only played 45 games because of a back injury.
3) Tomas Sandstrom--Originally with the New York Rangers, Sandstrom was traded to the Los Angeles Kings with Tony Granato for Bernie Nicholls on Jan. 20, 1990. In 235 regular season games with the Kings from 1990 to 1994, Sandstrom averaged more than a point per game as he had 117 goals and 137 assists for 254 points. Sandstrom's best NHL season came with the Kings in 1990-91, when he had career highs in goals (45), points (89) and plus/minus (+27). That same season, Sandstrom played in the NHL All-Star Game. On Oct. 9, 1993, in a 10-3 Kings win over the Detroit Red Wings, Sandstrom tied the Kings record for most assists in a game with six.
2) Zigmund Palffy--Acquired by the Kings in a blockbuster trade with the New York Islanders on June 20, 1999, Palffy played five seasons with the Kings from 1999 to 2004. In 311 regular season games, Palffy had 150 goals and 190 assists for 340 points. Palffy's best season came with the Kings in 2000-01, when he set a career high with 51 assists. He also led the Kings in goals (38) and points (89) that season, and tied Luc Robitaille for the team lead in assists. Palffy also led the Kings with 32 goals in 2001-02, and goals (37), assists (48) and points (85) in 2002-03. He also represented the Kings at the 2001 and 2002 NHL All-Star Game.
1) Dave Taylor-- Even though he was selected in the 15th round, 210th overall in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft, Dave Taylor became a superstar with the Los Angeles Kings. While playing with Charlie Simmer and Marcel Dionne on the famous Triple Crown Line, Taylor reached the 100 point plateau in back-to-back seasons in 1980-81 and 1981-82. In 1980-81, Taylor had 47 goals and 65 assists for 112 points. The very next season, Taylor had 39 goals and 67 assists for 106 points. Known for his durability, Taylor has the Kings record for most regular season games played with 1111. In 17 seasons with the Kings, Taylor notched 431 goals and 638 assists for 1069 points. Taylor also represented the Kings at four NHL All-Star Games in 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1994.