Luc Robitaille
Luc Robitaille
Left Wing
NUMBER: 20
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 215
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 02/17/1966
BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: LAK: 1984-171 overall
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1985) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1986) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1986) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1986) NHL All-Rookie Team (1987) NHL Second All-Star Team (1987, 1992, 2001) Calder Memorial Trophy (1987) NHL First All-Star Team (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2001) Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles for Rick Tocchet and Pittsburgh's 2nd round choice (Pavel Rosa) in 1995 Entry Draft, July 29, 1994. Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh with Ulf Samuelsson for Petr Nedved and Sergei Zubov, August 31, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers for Kevin Stevens, August 28, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 5, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 24, 2003. Officially announced retirement, effective at end of season, April 11, 2006.
The highest-scoring left winger in NHL history, Robitaille amassed 1,394 points (668G-726A) during a 1,431-game career that included stops in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New York (Rangers) and Detroit. In his first of two seasons with the Red Wings (2001-02), Robiltaille scored 30 goals for the 12th and final time prior to capturing the first Stanley Cup of his career that spring. On the international stage, the Montreal, QC native represented Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championships in 1986 as well as the 1992 and 1994 IIHF World Championships at which the Canadians won gold. In 2009, Robitaille was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.