Taking a break from all the Development Camp interviews and notes, let’s look at the Los Angeles Kings record book.
It’s fairly safe to say that Jonathan Quick is well on his way to rewriting the chapters on goaltending. He’s already established new single season marks for games played (72 in 2009-10) and wins (39, 2009-10). Plus, last season he tied Rogie Vachon‘s 2.24 goals-against average (1974-75) for tops all-time in franchise history.
So, how about over on the offensive side of the puck. Will one of the team’s records be in jeopardy anytime soon?
Center Bernie Nicholls holds the goal mark, netting 70 in the 1988-89 season. Breaking it down by position, Luc Robitaille had 63 as a left wing in 1992-93 and right wing Dave Taylor scored 47 in 1980-81. Among the defensmen, Steve Duchesne found the back of the net from the blueline 25 times in 1988-89.
With the man advantage, Robitaille set the power play goals mark in 1991-92 with 26.
He also holds the record for most goals in a season by a Kings rookie, picking up 45 in 1986-87. Larry Murphy had a whopping 60 assists as a rookie in 1980-81.
Wayne Gretzky picked up 122 assists in 1990-91 and 168 total points in 1988-89. Neither of those will ever be broken, so – moving right along…
Looking over the above numbers, which record do you think is most likely to be broken?
Poll closes Sunday at 7pm PST.