From their humble beginning as one of the NHLs 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.
On July 24, 2002, the @LAKings acquired Erik Rasmussen from the Buffalo Sabres for Adam Mair and a fifth round draft pick. Rasmussen scored four goals and 16 points in 57 games with the #LAKings.#GoKingsGo
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) July 24, 2021
On July 24, 2003, the @LAKings signed Luc Robitaille to a one-year, $1.1 million contract. In his third stint with the team, Robitaille led the #LAKings with 51 points in 80 games, and became the NHL's highest scoring left winger by recording his 1,370th career point.#GoKingsGo
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) July 24, 2021
82 days until the @LAKings home opener.

Pictured: Viktor Nechayev, who in 1982 became the first player from the Soviet Union to play in the NHL, and was the first Soviet player to be drafted by the #LAKings.#GoKingsGo
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) July 24, 2021

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