Luc Robitaille lifts up the Stanley Cup, surrounded by members of the Los Angeles City Council.
The typical highlight of a Friday L.A. City Council meeting is a puppy from one of the animal shelters, but on this day there was a different kind of attraction in the council chamber — the Stanley Cup.
The Los Angeles Kings won the NHL Championship in June. Luc Robitaille, president of the L.A. Kings' business operations, brought the cup to City Hall this morning.
“What it meant for us to win the Stanley Cup for the first time in 45 years, I mean, it’s been truly a great example of team spirit and having a whole team together,” Robitaille said. “What made it very special, I think, for the whole city of L.A. is to see a team that will come out and play as one unit and have success.”
The entire City Council took pictures with the cup, before it was taken to a back room so city employees could get their own shots of the trophy.
The Kings have not yet begun defense of their title because of a contract dispute between NHL players and owners. The regular season should have started Oct. 11.