From their humble beginning as one of the NHLís Second Six expansion teams in 1967, through winning two Stanley Cups in three years and becoming a league powerhouse in 2012-14, the LA Kings have experienced a rich hockey history over the past 50-plus years. Below are some key franchise moments that occurred on this date.
Happy birthday to former @LAKings forward Doug Smith, who was born on May 17, 1963.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/BGADfziJoI
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) May 17, 2021
On May 17, 1967, Larry Regan became the first General Manager in @LAKings' history. In six years as #LAKings GM, Regan drafted Butch Goring, Billy Smith, Don Kozak, and Dave Hutchison, and acquired Bob Pulford, Rogie Vachon, Terry Harper, Dan Maloney, and Mike Murphy.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/VQ2J9cgv0m
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) May 17, 2021
Happy birthday to former @LAKings forward Andy Andreoff, who was born on May 17, 1991.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/tQFHopryK7
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) May 17, 2021
On May 17, 1993, the @LAKings and Toronto Maple Leafs met in Game 1 of the Campbell Conference Finals at Maple Leaf Gardens. Although the #LAKings lost 4-1, Kelly Hrudey made 43 saves, and Marty McSorley sent a message to Doug Gilmour and the rest of the Maple Leafs.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/HgXEjMM9Ju
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) May 17, 2021
On May 17, 2012, the @LAKings gained a 3-0 series lead for the third consecutive round when they defeated the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Anze Kopitar and Dwight King both scored for the #LAKings in a 2-1 win at @STAPLESCenter.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/vYQGBKYuXJ
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) May 17, 2021


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