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1984–85 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 4th Smythe
Conference 6th Campbell
1984–85 record 34-32-14
Goals for 339
Goals against 326
General Manager Rogatien Vachon
Coach Pat Quinn
Captain Terry Ruskowski
Arena The Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Marcel Dionne
Bernie Nicholls (46)
Assists Marcel Dionne (80)
Points Marcel Dionne (126)
Penalties in minutes Jay Wells (185)
Wins Bob Janecyk (22)
Goals against average Bob Janecyk (3.66)
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1983–84 1985–86

The 1984–85 Los Angeles Kings season was the franchise's 18th season in the National Hockey League. The Kings finished 4th in the Smythe Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Edmonton Oilers 3 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

June 9, 1984 – Acquired Bob Janecyk, a first-round choice in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft (Craig Redmond), a third-round choice in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft (John English) and a fourth-round choice in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft (Tom Glavine) from Chicago for a first-round choice in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth-round choice in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Following a fifth place finish the previous season under three different coaches, Pat Quinn was hired as the new head coach of the Kings. In his first season, he returned them to the playoffs after a two year absence with a 23-point improvement in the standings. But despite the goal scoring brilliance of Marcel Dionne and Bernie Nicholls, the Kings could not duplicate their Miracle on Manchester performance this time, losing to the Edmonton Oilers in three straight games in the Smythe Division semi-finals.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 49 20 11 401 298 109
Winnipeg Jets 80 43 27 10 358 332 96
Calgary Flames 80 41 27 12 363 302 94
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 32 14 339 326 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 284 401 59

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

1984-85 Game Log

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Edmonton Oilers 3, Los Angeles Kings 0[edit | edit source]

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 10 Los Angeles 2 Edmonton 3 (OT)
April 11 Los Angeles 2 Edmonton 4
April 13 Edmonton 4 Los Angeles 3 (OT)

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 80 46 80 126 46 11 16 1 2
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 80 46 54 100 76 -4 15 0 6
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 79 41 51 92 132 13 11 2 6
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 80 31 54 85 53 2 14 0 3
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 79 30 53 83 10 4 6 0 2
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 78 14 39 53 97 -20 8 1 2
Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C 78 16 33 49 144 2 2 0 2
Smith, DougDoug Smith C 62 21 20 41 58 -15 3 1 1
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 59 16 25 41 10 -16 5 0 1
Redmond, CraigCraig Redmond D 79 6 33 39 57 -8 1 0 0
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 78 8 30 38 82 3 1 1 2
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 79 17 15 32 38 -18 1 2 2
Hakansson, AndersAnders Hakansson LW 73 12 12 24 28 -4 1 1 1
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 79 4 19 23 70 -2 3 0 0
Miller, BobBob Miller C 63 4 16 20 35 -17 0 0 0
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 73 8 10 18 55 -9 0 0 2
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 73 4 13 17 46 -10 0 0 1
Mokosak, CarlCarl Mokosak LW 30 4 8 12 43 -8 0 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 77 2 9 11 185 4 0 0 0
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 12 4 3 7 43 0 0 0 0
Anderson, RussRuss Anderson D 14 1 1 2 20 -2 0 0 0
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk G 51 0 2 2 27 0 0 0 0
Hammond, KenKen Hammond D 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 5 1 0 1 4 -4 0 0 0
Evans, DarylDaryl Evans LW 7 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0
O'Dwyer, BillBill O'Dwyer C 13 1 0 1 15 0 0 0 0
Wilks, BrianBrian Wilks C 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Seguin, SteveSteve Seguin W 5 0 0 0 9 -5 0 0 0
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot G 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk 3002 51 22 21 8 183 3.66 2
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot 1882 33 12 11 6 137 4.37 0
Team: 4884 80 34 32 14 320 3.93 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 3 2 2 4 8 0 0 0 0
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 3 1 2 3 2 -1 1 0 0
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 3 1 1 2 9 -2 0 0 0
Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C 3 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Redmond, CraigCraig Redmond D 3 1 0 1 2 -4 0 0 0
Smith, DougDoug Smith C 3 1 0 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Miller, BobBob Miller C 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 3 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 3 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 3 0 0 0 2 -4 0 0 0
Hakansson, AndersAnders Hakansson LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hammond, KenKen Hammond D 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 3 0 0 0 4 -4 0 0 0
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk 184 3 0 3 10 3.26 0
Team: 184 3 0 3 10 3.26 0

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

Team[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: 1984 NHL Entry Draft

This draft would the first for Rogie Vachon as the team's general manager. It would be memorable in Kings history for hits as well as misses. On the down side, the team's first round selection, Craig Redmond, didn't amount to much, and they used their fourth round draft pick on Tom Glavine, who opted instead to play professional baseball with the Atlanta Braves. [2] But on the plus side, Vachon struck gold in the 9th round with the 171st pick overall by choosing future Hockey Hall of Fame member Luc Robitaille.

Round # Pick # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
1 6 Craig Redmond Defence Flag of Canada Canada University of Denver (WCHA)
2 24 Brian Wilks Centre Flag of Canada Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
3 48 John English Defence Flag of Canada Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
4 69 Tom Glavine Centre Flag of the United States United States Billerica High School (Massachusetts)
5 87 David Grannis Left wing Flag of the United States United States South St. Paul High School (Minnesota)
6 108 Greg Strome Goaltender Flag of Canada Canada University of North Dakota (WCHA)
7 129 Timothy Hanley Centre Flag of the United States United States Deerfield Academy (Massachusetts)
8 150 Shannon Deegan Centre Flag of Canada Canada University of Vermont (ECAC)
9 171 Luc Robitaille Left wing Flag of Canada Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
10 191 Jeff Crossman Centre Flag of Canada Canada Western Michigan University (CCHA)
11 212 Paul Kenny Goaltender Flag of Canada Canada Cornwall Royals (OHL)

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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