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Kings to retire jersey of leading scorer Robitaille

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings will retire Luc
Robitaille's No. 20 jersey in a ceremony in January at the Staples
Center.

Robitaille will join Rogie Vachon, Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor
and Wayne Gretzky as Kings players to have their jersey retired.
Robitaille also will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame as
part of the evening's festivities before the Kings' game against
the Phoenix Coyotes on Jan. 20.

"Having your sweater retired by your team is an incredible
honor," Robitaille said in a statement Monday. "When I first came
to L.A. more than 20 years ago, I never would have imagined this
happening. This honor means so much to myself and my family, and I
am very honored and humbled indeed."

The 40-year-old Robitaille is the highest scoring left wing in
NHL history and the Kings' leader in goals scored. He announced his
retirement in April following his 14th season with the Kings and
19th in the NHL.

Robitaille had 668 goals and 726 assists in 1,431 regular-season
games. He also had 58 goals and 69 assists in 159 playoff games.