The Los Angeles Kings were part of the first wave of NHL expansion in 1967, but despite being in the second-largest market in the United States, Hockey took decades to gain traction in the area.
The Kings did have stars, such as Marcel Dionne, but the trade for Wayne Gretzky made the Kings the must-watch team of the late 80s and early 90s. The Kings made the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, losing to Montreal, but the sport was cemented in Southern California.
In the early 2010s, the Kings were a far more complete team, and they would win it all in 2012 and 2014, with squads full of future Hall of Famers and role players.
This list is up to the end of the 2020/21 season.
Note: Hockey lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics, and post-season accolades.