Jan.19, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; The Stanley Cup championship banner for the Los Angeles Kings is raised during pre-game ceremonies before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Kings' Stanley Cup Triumph Voted 2012's Greatest Sports Moment

The 8th annual L.A. Sports Awards took place Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton and the Los Angeles Kings had quite the evening at the event.

In a category up against such moments as the Los Angeles Galaxy winning the MLS Cup, the NBA’s Clippers winning 17 straight games and the Lakers’ big off-season moves, the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cupvictory was voted as the greatest sports moment of 2012.

June 11, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings players led by center Jarret Stoll (right) climb over the wall and onto the ice after defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in game six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at the Staples Center. The Kings won the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

As great as the team award was, the Los Angeles Kings received a few in the individual category. After his remarkable regular and post-seasons where he was awarded the Conn Smythe for the latter, Jonathan Quick was named 2012’s Sportsman of the Year. Considering he plays in the same city as Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and Mike Trout, winning such an accolade is quite the honour.

In other news, Kings’ head coach Darryl Sutter took home the event’s Coach of the Year honours and Executive of the Year went to team owner AEG President & CEO Tim Leiweke.

As magnificent as last year’s playoff run was, the accolades just keep rolling in for the Los Angeles Kings – and deservedly so. Congratulations to Quick, Sutter, Leiweke and the entire Kings squad for their accomplishments.

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