Luc Robitaille

Ice Hockey Player
Born Feb 17, 1966

Luc Jean-Marie Robitaille is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, and currently serves as President of business operations for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Luc Robitaille.


1966 Birth Born on February 17, 1966.


1983 17 Years Old Robitaille played junior hockey for the Hull Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In three seasons with the Olympiques from 1983 to 1986, Robitaille amassed 155 goals and 269 assists, for 424 points in only 197 games, including winning the CHL Player of the Year with 191 points in 1985–86. … Read More


1986 20 Years Old Robitaille made it to the NHL in 1986, helping the Kings make the playoffs, despite having a 31-41-8 record. … Read More
1992 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Robitaille scored more than 40 goals in each of his first eight seasons, including three 50 or more goal seasons, with a career-high 63 in 1992–93. … Read More
1993 27 Years Old During the 1993–94 season, Robitaille scoring totals remained respectable but considerably lower than his previous seasons, while Gretzky had returned from injury to win the league scoring title. … Read More
1994 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Robitaille was traded on July 29, 1994 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, in exchange for Rick Tocchet and the Penguins’ 2nd round draft pick in 1995 (Pavel Rosa).
1995 29 Years Old After one season, Robitaille was traded to the New York Rangers with Ulf Samuelsson in exchange for Petr Nedvěd and Sergei Zubov. Robitaille had below-average numbers in two seasons with the Rangers, and for the first time in his career, had more penalty minutes (80) than points (69) in 1995–96.


1997 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 28, 1997, in new-GM Dave Taylor's first move, the Kings re-acquired Robitaille from the Rangers in exchange for Kevin Stevens.
1999 33 Years Old On January 7, 1999, Robitaille scored his 500th career goal in a 4-2 victory at the Great Western Forum against the Buffalo Sabres.
2000 34 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 2000-01 season, Robitaille netted 37 goals and tallied 88 points and helped lead the Kings to their first playoff appearance since 1998.
2001 35 Years Old Robitaille ended up signing a two-year, $9 million deal with Detroit starting with the 2001-02 season, settling for less than what other teams offered, as the Red Wings represented his best chance at winning the Stanley Cup, especially after their recent acquisition of goaltender Dominik Hašek. … Read More
2002 36 Years Old Robitaille had the lowest goal total in his career in 2002–03, due partially to limited ice time, and the Red Wings were upset in the first round of the playoffs by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in a four-game sweep. … Read More
2004 38 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 9, 2004, Robitaille scored the 650th goal of his professional career in a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center.
2005 39 Years Old On April 10, the Kings announced Robitaille's intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2005–06 NHL season. … Read More


Robitaille's final goal and point was scored in typical Luc Robitaille fashion: one-timing a pass from Jeremy Roenick while at the centre of the right wing face-off circle past Curtis Joseph during a power play in a March 14, 2006 6-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.
2007 41 Years Old 1 More Event
The Kings honored his playing career by retiring his number during a pre-game ceremony on January 20, 2007. … Read More
2009 - 2012 2 More Events
2015 49 Years Old On March 7, 2015, the Kings organization unveiled a bronze statue of Robitaille outside of the Staples Center honoring his accomplishments as an NHL player and a member of the Kings. … Read More
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