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The 10 greatest L.A. Kings of all time, No. 4: Rogie Vachon

Fabforum Continuing our series on the 10 greatest L.A. Kings of all time, as chosen by our readers.

No. 4: Rogie Vachon (75 first-place votes, 8,979 points)

Vachon, who began his career with Montreal, was traded to the Kings in 1971 and became their first real superstar. He was one of the best one-on-one goaltenders of his era and never gave up a goal on a penalty shot.

After retiring, Vachon served general manager of the Kings from 1984 to 1992 and has served as interim head coach of the team on three separate occasions. His number 30 was the first number retired by the Kings in a ceremony on Feb. 14, 1985.

On the Kings' career list, Vachon is first in wins (171), first in losses (148), first in shutouts (32) and fifth in goals-against average (2.86).

-- Houston Mitchell

Previously:

No. 10: Charlie Simmer

No. 9: Bernie Nicholls

No. 8: Rob Blake

No. 7: Bob Miller

No. 6: Butch Goring

No. 5: Dave Taylor

Photo: Rogie Vachon. Credit: Los Angeles Times.

 
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