Drafted 171st overall in the 1984 Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, Robitaille burst onto the NHL scene in 1986.
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Robitaille won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the 1986-87 rookie of the year after scoring 45 goals and 39 assists.
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"Lucky" Luc scored 44 goals or more in each of his first eight seasons with the Kings.
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Robitaille's 63 goals and 123 points -- the most ever by a left winger, powered the Kings into the 1993 playoffs where they reached the Stanley Cup Finals.
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The Kings traded Robitaille to Pittsburgh after the 1993-94 season for Rick Tocchet and a second-round draft pick.
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After just one strike-shortened season with the Penguins, Robitaille was traded to the New York Rangers where he spent two seasons -- the second one spent reunited with his former Kings teammate, Wayne Gretzky.
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Robitaille made eight All-Star appearances during his 16-season career.
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In 1997, Robitaille returned to the Kings for four more seasons, but was still unable to attain the coveted Stanley Cup.
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After signing with the star-studded Detroit Red Wings as a free agent in 2001, Luc finally got what he hoped for.
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Robitaille signed with Los Angeles in 2003 and became the highest-scoring left winger in NHL history (1,394 points). The Kings honored him with a ceremony that included his wife Stacia and sons Steven and Jesse.
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During the final season of his career, Robitaille broke the Kings' all-time franchise scoring record of 550 goals set by Marcel Dionne.
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On April 15, 2006, Luc Robitaille received a standing ovation by a sell-out crowd after playing his final home game.
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