Three legendary players – Marcel Dionne, Marty McSorley and Rogie Vachon – serve as Royal Ambassadors for the Kings, a new and important outreach initiative of the Kings business operations division that includes the Kings’ Fan Development and Community Relations departments.
As part of the program, all three former Kings greats work for the club by making a number of appearances throughout the year as they spread the word about the Kings and the game of hockey.
Marcel Dionne, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Kings Hall of Fame, played for the Kings from 1975-87. Among all-time NHL skaters, Dionne ranks fifth in points (1,771); fourth in goals (731) and ninth in assists (1,040). On the Kings’ all-time records list, he ranks first in points (1,307); second in goals (550); first in assists (757); third in games (921); second in power-play goals (172); second in game-winning goals (59); first in shots (3,851); second in plus-minus (plus-106) and sixth in short-handed goals (nine). Dionne had his No. 16 sweater retired by the Kings in 1990.
Marty McSorley, a two-time winner of the Stanley Cup (1987 and 1988), played for the Kings from 1988-93 and again from 1993-96. Among all-time NHL skaters, McSorley ranks fourth in penalty minutes (3,381). On the Kings’ all-time records list, he ranks first in penalty minutes (1,846) and among defensemen he ranks third in goals (71); fifth in assists (163) and fifth in points (234).
Rogie Vachon, a member of the Kings Hall of Fame and a two-time winner of the Stanley Cup (1968 and 1969), played for the Kings from 1971-78. Among all-time NHL goalies, Vachon ranks 16th in wins (355); tied for 20th in shutouts (51) and 14th in games (795). On the Kings’ all-time records list, he ranks first in wins (71); first in shutouts (32); fifth in career goals-against-average (2.86) and first in games (389). Vachon had his No. 30 sweater retired by the Kings in 1985.