LA Kings: The three best players to play for the Kings and Ducks

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LA Kings Lubomir Visnovsky
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Lubomir Visnovsky

Already 24 when he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Kings, Lubomir Visnovsky was able to step into LA’s lineup and contribute right away. He was a popular and productive player as an offensive defenseman for seven seasons with the Kings before being dealt to the Oilers in a 2008 offseason trade for Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene.

(There seems to be a theme here that players who played for the Kings and Ducks also played for the Oilers.)

Visnovsky was then sent to Anaheim in a 2010 trade deadline deal and quickly showed he still had plenty left in the tank. In Visnovsky’s first full season with the Ducks, he set career highs with 18 goals and 68 points despite being 34 years old.

Overall, Visnovsky recorded 279 points in 499 regular-season games with the Kings and 108 in 165 with the Ducks. He ranks fifth all-time in scoring among LA defensemen, and despite playing just two seasons and change with the Ducks, ranks ninth all-time in scoring among Anaheim defensemen.