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Old 08-31-2006, 02:51 PM   #481
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With the next pick the Kings decided to shore up the defense, adding toughness to the Kings....


The Kings select (one of my favorites) Marty Mcsorley!




In the NHL, he played as a defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, and Boston Bruins.

McSorley is the third-most penalized player in NHL history with 3,381 penalty minutes. He won two Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers in 1987 and 1988, scoring twice during one game in the 1987 championship series. While playing for the Oilers, McSorley served as one of the team's enforcers and protected Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, and Mark Messier. Gretzky, in turn, refused to OK the trade that sent him to the Los Angeles Kings on August 9, 1988, unless McSorley was included. The Kings reached the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Canadiens, but in Game 2 McSorley was caught with an illegal stick, contributing to the Kings loss in the game and ultimately the series. McSorley otherwise had ten points in the series and was the only King to score during the final game.

On February 21, 2000, McSorley, playing for Boston Bruins, swung his stick and hit Donald Brashear in the head with seconds left in the Bruins-Vancouver Canucks game. Brashear lost consciousness and suffered a Grade 3 concussion. McSorley was suspended for 1 year, and the incident hurt the game's reputation. On October 4, 2000, a jury found McSorley guilty of assault with a weapon for his attack on Brashear. He was sentenced to 18 months probation. The trial was the first for an on-ice attack by an NHL player since 1988. McSorley attempted a comeback, but never played another NHL game.
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