1969–70 Los Angeles Kings season

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1969–70 Los Angeles Kings
Division 6th West
1969–70 record 14–52–10
Home record 12–22–4
Road record 2–30–6
Goals for 168
Goals against 289
Team information
General Manager Larry Regan
Coach Hal Laycoe and Johnny Wilson
Captain Bob Wall and Larry Cahan
Team leaders
Goals Eddie Shack (22)
Assists Butch Goring and Leon Rochefort (23)
Points Ross Lonsberry (42)
Penalties in minutes Ross Lonsberry (118)
Wins Gerry Desjardins (7)
Goals against average Denis DeJordy (3.24)

The 1969–70 Los Angeles Kings season was the third ever for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League. After qualifying for the playoffs in each of their first two seasons, under the direction of coach Red Kelly (who left to take the Pittsburgh job), the Kings fell into the basement of the Western Division. The team also fired coach Hal Laycoe after just 24 games. His replacement, Johnny Wilson, did not fare much better, winning just nine of the remaining 52 games on the schedule.

Offseason[edit]

In the Entry Draft, the Kings chose goaltender Dale Hoganson with their first pick, 16th overall in the second round.

Regular season[edit]

The Kings endured some long stretches of futility during the 1969–70 season:

  • From January 29 through March 5, they went 17 straight games without a victory (0–13–4)
  • From November 8 through November 29, they went 10 straight games without a victory (0–9–1)
  • From January 11 through January 25, and again from January 29 through February 15, they lost 8 straight games
  • From January 11 through February 15, they suffered 11 consecutive road losses.
  • Their only two victories away from home all season were: December 2 (4–3 at Oakland) and January 10 (6–4 at Minnesota)

Season standings[edit]

West Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 St. Louis Blues 76 37 27 12 224 179 +45 86
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 76 26 38 12 182 238 −56 64
3 Minnesota North Stars 76 19 35 22 224 257 −33 60
4 Oakland Seals 76 22 40 14 169 243 −74 58
5 Philadelphia Flyers 76 17 35 24 197 225 −28 58
6 Los Angeles Kings 76 14 52 10 168 290 −122 38


Schedule and results[edit]

1969–70 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

  • After reaching the post-season in their first two seasons, the Kings failed to make the playoffs in 1969–70.

Player statistics[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ross Lonsberry 76 20 22 42 118
Eddie Joyal 59 18 22 40 8
Butch Goring 59 13 23 36 8
Eddie Shack 73 22 12 34 113
Bill Flett 69 14 18 32 70
Leon Rochefort 76 9 23 32 14
Jimmy Peters, Jr. 74 15 9 24 10
Ted Irvine 58 11 13 24 10
Phil “Skip” Krake 58 5 17 22 86
Bob Wall 70 5 13 18 26
Bill White 40 4 11 15 21
Dick Duff 32 5 8 13 8
Dennis Hextall 28 5 7 12 40
Larry Cahan 70 4 8 12 52
Mike Corrigan 36 6 4 10 30
Matt Ravlich 21 3 7 10 34
Dale Rolfe 55 1 9 10 77
Bryan Campbell 31 4 4 8 4
Dale Hoganson 49 1 7 8 37
Brent Hughes 52 1 7 8 108
Real Lemieux 18 2 4 6 10
Gilles Marotte 21 0 6 6 32
Howie Hughes 21 0 4 4 0
Garry Monahan 21 0 3 3 12
Juha Widing 4 0 2 2 2
Jacques Lemieux 3 0 1 1 0
Jim Stanfield 1 0 0 0 0
Gary Croteau 3 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP MIN W L T SO GAA
Denis DeJordy 21 1147 5 11 4 0 3.24
Gerry Desjardins 43 2453 7 29 5 3 3.89
Wayne Rutledge 20 960 2 12 1 0 4.25

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality
2 16 Dale Hoganson  Canada
3 27 Gregg Boddy  Canada
4 39 Bruce Landon  Canada
5 51 Butch Goring  Canada
  • NOTE: Back before 1979, the amateur draft was held with varying rules and procedures. In 1969, teams only needed to select as many player as they wanted to, which is why there were only four Kings players drafted.
1969–70 Los Angeles Kings Roster

Goaltenders:

30 – DeJordy 1 – Rutledge 30 – Desjardins 

Defensemen:

2 – Wall 2 – Hoganson 3 – Cahan 4 – J.Lemieux 4 – B.Hughes 2 – Marotte 6 – Rolfe 21 – White 21 – Ravlich 

Forwards:

0 – Peters 7 – Krake 7 – Duff 8 – Lonsberry 9 – R.Lemieux 10 – H.Hughes 10 – Stanfield 11 – Corrigan 12 – Campbell 12 – Monahan 12 – Hextall 15 – Irvine 15 – Widing 16 – Joyal 17 – Flett 18 – Croteau 23 – Shack 25 – Rochefort 

OwnerJack Kent Cooke •  General ManagerLarry Regan •  CoachHal Laycoe, Johnny Wilson

References[edit]