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There are some things in life that LAist takes always takes for granted in the City of Angels. The sun will always rise from East L.A., the 405 will always be in gridlock between the hours of 6 AM and 9 PM, and Luc Robitaille will always be a member of the Los Angeles Kings.Robitaille signed a one-year contract yesterday with the Kings as part of his third stint with the team. While we recognize that Robitaille has played with the Rangers, Penguins, and Red Wings, LAist cannot think of a player who is more symbolic Kings Hockey than Robitaille.

Wayne Gretzky put the LA on the hockey map, and Dave Taylor was an important Kings building block, but it's Robitaille who was right there with both of them when the Kings reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1993 and has stuck around to be the all-time Kings scoring leader. We can't imagine Luc finishing his career with any other team.

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