Photos: Hockey Hall of Fame ring presentation - LA Kings Insider

After practice today, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, Luc Robitaille, Michael Futa and the team’s equipment staff, training staff, broadcasters and broadcasting crew visited the Hockey Hall of Fame to donate a 2014 championship ring to a special Stanley Cup exhibit.

The ring was designed by the players, with some outside input and direction.

“There was a group of about five or six players that had some ideas,” Dustin Brown said. “I think the biggest thing for us as players, we wanted a ring that was very unique to the 25 players who would be on the Cup. We wanted our 25 player rings to be unique in some way, and that was the main point of emphasis on our design part, and then they incorporated …our own little inscription. I think it’s just on the player rings – you have the player holding the Cup. That was the most important. It was just the 25 guys. We were the ones who went on the ice and did it, and we wanted our own ring that no one else had.”

The inscription Brown referenced is the “YOTMB” that no one outside of the Kings’ room has been able to decipher.

After being welcomed into a private area by Hockey Hall of Fame curator Philip Pritchard, the team headed downstairs, where a collection of Kings fans and general hockey fans watched Robitaille, Brown, Kopitar and Futar present the Hall of Fame with the ring, which now sits alongside rings won by the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, as well as an 1893 championship ring presented to Billy Barlow of the Montreal Hockey Club.

The team was also able to see the 2013-14 inscription on the Stanley Cup for the first time. Photos of today’s ceremony and of Kings-related plaques are below:

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Handedness: Left


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Handedness: Right


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