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Luc Robitaille agrees to contract extension with Kings

October 11, 2010 |  3:49 pm

The Kings' Luc Robitaille, president of the club's business operations, has agreed to a multiyear contract extension. Tim Leiweke, Kings governor and chief executive of parent company AEG, made the announcement. 

The Kings also promoted Chris McGowan to chief operating officer.

Robitaille is in his fourth season with the Kings' front office since retiring as a player after the 2005-06 season. 

"We gave Luc the ability to gain experience and learn these past few years and he has done a fantastic job," Leiweke said.  "The L.A. Kings are fortunate to have the depth and experience with Luc on the business side and Dean Lombardi on the hockey side.  We are excited to have this kind of consistency and respect league-wide.”

Robitaille, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is the highest-scoring left wing in NHL history and the all-time Kings leader in goals scored.  He played 19 seasons in the NHL –- including 14 with the Kings -- and had 1,394 points (668+726=1,394).  In 159 playoff games, he had 127 points (58+69=127). He won the Stanley Cup while with the Detroit Red Wings.

-- Debbie Goffa