This could not be a surprise. Over at the Beverly Hilton tonight, the Los Angeles Sports Council named the LA Kings' Stanley Cup win last June the top local sports moment of 2012. The Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was named the 2012 sportsman of the year, Darryl Sutter of the Kings received the coach of the year honor and AEG President & CEO Tim Leiweke, who oversees the Kings, was named sports executive of the year.
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, who won the beach volleyball Olympic
gold medal again in 2012, were named the council's sportswomen of the year.
Here's how the other sports moments stacked up, after the Stanley Cup:
1. Kings Win the Cup (June 11): The Kings beat New Jersey in six games to win their first Stanley Cup.
2. Galaxy Win MLS Cup (December 1): The Galaxy defeated Houston, 3-1, at the Home Depot Center to win its second consecutive Major League Soccer championship.
3. Mike Trout Wins AL Rookie of Year Award (November 12): The Angels outfielder batted .326 with 30 home runs and was named the League's top rookie.
4. Clippers Win 17 Straight (November 28 - December 30): The Clippers put together the greatest winning streak in franchise history.
5. Guggenheim Buys the Dodgers (May 1): Guggenheim Baseball Management purchased the Dodgers for a whopping $2.15 billion.
6. Steve Nash and Dwight Howard Join the Lakers (July 4 and August 10): Over the summer, the Lakers acquired two of the NBA's top superstars via trade.
7. Kim Rhode Medals at Her 5th Straight Olympics (July 29): Rhode, from Monrovia, won a gold medal in women's skeet and became the first American athlete to medal in an individual or team event in 5 consecutive Olympic Games.
8. UCLA Beats USC to Win Pac-12 South Football Title (November 17): The Bruins defeated the Trojans, 38-28, at the Rose Bowl to clinch the Pac-12 South championship.
9. Clippers Beat Memphis in Dramatic Playoff Series (May 13): The Clippers defeated the Grizzlies 4 games to 3, rallying from 27 points behind in Game 1 and winning Game 7 on the road.
10. Allyson Felix Sprints to 3 Gold Medals in London (August 8, 10 and 11): The Los Angeles native won gold in the 200 meters and as a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
Prime Ticket is scheduled to televise the awards show on Sunday, March 10 at 9:30 pm PST (with multiple airings to follow.)
Photo of Kings captain Dustin Brown and family: Rich Hammond