Kings Leader and Former Player to Discuss Team’s Business Success

February 23, 2015  | 2 min read

Former Kings hockey superstar, Luc Robitaille, will speak on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Staples Center, 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. The evening, hosted by Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management as part of its Dean's Executive Leadership Series, will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m., and the hockey game between the LA Kings and the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 pm. The event is sold out.

Robitaille, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is the highest-scoring left wing in NHL history and the all-time Kings leader in goals scored. He is in his seventh season as Kings president, business operations. Robitaille, who had his popular No. 20 jersey retired by the Kings in 2007, is one of the greatest players in NHL history. He played 19 seasons in the NHL – including 14 with the Kings – and in 1,431 career regular season games with the Kings, Detroit Red Wings (where he won a Stanley Cup in 2002), New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Since retiring as a player and assuming his executive position, Robitaille has had a tremendous impact on the Kings business operations department, especially in the areas of sponsorship sales and renewal, fan and customer relations, game entertainment, media relations and broadcasting. Since 2007-08, the Kings have increased their number of sellouts at Staples Center each full season, and the team entered the 2013-14 season with 68 consecutive home sellouts while enjoying record revenues on the whole.

The Dean's Executive Leadership Series brings leading business practitioners and thought leaders to one of Pepperdine University's campuses to discuss real-world challenges and opportunities facing the business community today.

For more information about the event please visit the Dean's Executive Leadership Series website.