The 10 greatest L.A. Kings of all time, No. 4: Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor with the Kings in 1992.
(Los Angeles Times)

Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest L.A. Kings of all time, as chosen by Times readers.

No. 4: Dave Taylor (34 first-place votes, 7,641 points)

Taylor was a member of the Triple Crown Line along with Marcel Dionne and Charlie Simmer and scored 112 points in the 1980-81 season.

He played for the Kings from 1977-94.


Several voters mentioned they would have placed Taylor higher if not for his lackluster stint as general manager of the team from 1997 to 2006.

On the Kings’ career list, Taylor is first in games (1,111), third in goals (431), third in assists (638) and third in points (1,069).


10 greatest Kings, No. 5: Rogie Vachon

10 greatest Kings, No. 6: Bob Miller

10 greatest Kings, No. 7: Jonathan Quick

10 greatest Kings, No. 8: Rob Blake

10 greatest Kings, No. 9: Bernie Nicholls


10 greatest Kings, No. 10: Anze Kopitar