The L.A. Kings' all-time leading scorer, and the NHL's highest-scoring left winger ever, was elected today to the sport's hall of fame. Robitaille, now the Kings' president of business operations, was a 20-year-old French speaker out of Quebec when he came to Los Angeles and quickly became a fans' favorite. He played 19 years, ending in L.A. in 2006 after leaving twice. When he won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2002 he brought it home to L.A. to show off at Dodger Stadium and other spots around town. Kings website, photo gallery, TSN.ca, CBC, Helene Elliott column
Sports note: Manny Ramirez took the field tonight for the first time since his drug suspension, with the Dodgers farm team in Albuquerque, and received mostly cheers from the fans.
Photo: Los Angeles Kings