Six Questions with Former LA Kings Forward Hubie McDonough
McDonough, 37, played parts of two seasons with the Kings from 1988-90, scoring eight points (3-5=8) in 26 games with the team. After leaving the Kings midway through the 1989-90 season, McDonough played for the Islanders and San Jose Sharks, finishing his NHL career with 66 points (40-26=66) in 195 games. A native of Manchester, NH, McDonough is currently the Director of Hockey Operations for that city's AHL team and Kings minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.
LAKings.com: What is your favorite moment from your time on the Kings?
McDonough: Scoring my first NHL goal on opening night 1989, with an assist from Wayne Gretzky.
LAKings.com: What was the best perk of playing hockey in Los Angeles?
McDonough: Getting to meet movie and TV stars and going to show tapings.
LAKings.com: If you could give one piece of advice to the current Kings team, what would it be?
McDonough: Try not to take what you have for granted. You’re in the NHL - appreciate it and don’t be a jerk. Hockey players are the most down to earth athletes, so keep it that way.
LAKings.com: If you could go back and change something about your career, what would it be?
McDonough: I would be more relaxed. I would not worry about being sent down and I would just play.
LAKings.com: If you could play on a line with a member of the Kings, past or present roster, who would it be and why?
McDonough: I got to play with three Hall Of Famers: Larry Robinson, Gretzky and Luc Robitaille. Plus Dave Taylor. What more could I ask?
LAKings.com: What is one sentence that describes your time on the Kings?
McDonough: I was there only a short time, but if you play one game or 1,000 games you’re part of the family; it was awesome.
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