Not all of my bobbleheads are Dodgers, or even baseball players for that matter. I've got a lot of non-Dodger nodders in the collection as well. Back in April, as the Lakers were about to start their championship run against the Oklahoma City Thunder, I posted my Chick Hearn bobblehead. On Wednesday, the Kings announced their national TV schedule, so it got me thinking about my ONE Kings bobblehead, former Los Angeles Kings Left Winger, Luc Robitaille.
Currently the Kings President of Business Operations, Robitaille played in Los Angeles in three different stints, first from 1986 to 1994 then from 1997 to 2001 and finally from 2003 to 2006. He is the Kings all-time leader in goals scored with 557. He also ranks second all-time in games played(1,077), second in points(1,154) and fourth in assists(597). Luc is also the highest scoring Left Winger in NHL history with 1,394 points. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 9, 2009. You can check out his Wiki here.
On December 5, 2009, the Kings honored Luc Robitaille for his induction into the Hall of Fame before the game during an on-ice ceremony and throughout the game. The Kings also honored Robitaille with a special Hockey Hall of Fame bobblehead. Presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, this bobblehead was made by Globe Promotions and was given away to all fans in attendance. It was also the first time the Kings had ever given away a bobblehead. It has a removable hockey stick and features Robitaille in the old school purple and gold uniform he wore as a rookie. It also has the Hockey Hall of Fame seal on the stand.
Let's take a look:
|Purple and Gold uni|
|Hall of Fame seal|
It's my only hockey bobblehead, but not my last. I am searching for a Wayne Gretzky to add to the collection. Luc is one of my favorite hockey players of all time. I also have his autograph and hundreds of his hockey cards, but I'll post those at another time.