Los Angeles Kings' Trade for Wayne Gretzky Led to Hockey Boom in California

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Los Angeles Kings' Trade for Wayne Gretzky Led to Hockey Boom in California
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

It was the biggest blockbuster trade in sports history. The best player ever to compete in his sport dealt while still in his prime to a region with a brief and unremarkable history with the game. The trade of Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers on Aug. 9, 1988 made headlines and jump-started the Los Angeles Kings franchise. But its true legacy is still being felt 25 years later.

Follow Los Angeles Kings from B/R on Facebook

Follow Los Angeles Kings from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Los Angeles Kings

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.