VIDEO: Luc Robitaille visits his old junior hockey rink

More great footage from the guys at Kings Vision. Follow along as Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille visits his old junior hockey arena in Hull, where he was named the CHL Player of the Year back in 1985-86 after picking up 68 goals and 191 points…

Seeing Robitaille tour the facility and talk about Gatineau reminded me of an interview I did with him back in 2009 right before he went into the Hall of Fame. To set it up, know that each year the Quebec Junior League awards the ‘Luc Robitaille Trophy’ to the team scoring the most goals that season. At that point in time, the Kings had drafted six players who were members of clubs given the trophy.

Unfortunately, none of the prospects had panned out yet. So, when I first made note of it Luc laughed and responded with, “Hang in there. Sooner or later one of them will work out.”

Then when I asked if there was perhaps some sort of a ‘Luc’ jinx at play, he added – “No, no, no. Don’t say that. One of them will pan out. (followed by more laughter)”

It was a timely question then too, considering the Kings had just drafted defenseman Nick Deslauriers out of Gatineau a few months prior – something Robitaille was quick to follow-up on as well, saying not to mention the possible jinx to GM Dean Lombardi.

Fast forward three years and it looks Robitaille is safe on this one. Deslauriers is developing into one of the Kings better prospects on the blueline and could have a breakout season in Manchester this year.

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