1978-79 Los Angeles Kings Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 34-34-12 - 80 points
Finishing 3rd in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 0-2
Lost NHL preliminary round
Preliminary - Lost to New York Rangers 2-0
Coach: Bob Berry (34-34-12)
Location: Los Angeles, California
1978-79 Los Angeles Kings Statistics
1978-79 Los Angeles Kings Results

The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 34 wins and 34 losses and 12 ties for 80 points, finishing third in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

The Kings scored 292 goals and yielded 286. Marcel Dionne netted 59 goals for Los Angeles, while Dave Taylor and Butch Goring tallied 30 or more as well. Marcel Dionne contributed 71 assists. Mario Lessard earned 23 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.10 goals against average, topping goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Bob Berry coached the team. The 1978-79 Los Angeles Kings lost in the NHL preliminary round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Syl AppsCAugust 1, 19476'0"185RToronto, ON Canada
Nick BeverleyDApril 21, 19476'2"185RToronto, ON Canada
Marcel DionneCAugust 3, 19515'9"190RDrummondville, QC Canada
Darryl EdestrandDNovember 6, 19455'11"180LStrathroy, ON Canada
Scott GarlandLMay 16, 19526'1"185RRegina, SK Canada
Brian GlennieDAugust 29, 19466'1"197LToronto, ON Canada
Glenn GoldupRApril 26, 19536'0"190LToronto, ON Canada
Butch GoringCOctober 22, 19495'9"170LSt. Boniface, MB Canada
Ron GrahameGJune 7, 19505'11"175LVictoria, BC Canada
Danny GrantLFebruary 21, 19465'10"188LFredericton, NB Canada
Doug HalwardDNovember 1, 19556'1"200LToronto, ON Canada
Rick HamptonDJune 14, 19566'0"190LToronto, ON Canada
Mark HeaslipRDecember 26, 19515'10"190RDuluth, MN USA
Randy HoltDJanuary 15, 19535'11"185RPembroke, ON Canada
Steve JensenLApril 14, 19556'2"190LMinneapolis, MN USA
Mario LessardGJune 25, 19545'9"190LEast Broughton, QC Canada
Randy ManeryDJanuary 10, 19496'0"185RLeamington, ON Canada
Richard MulhernDMarch 1, 19556'1"188LEdmonton, AB Canada
Bob MurdochDNovember 20, 19466'0"200RKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Mike MurphyRSeptember 12, 19506'0"190RToronto, ON Canada
Robert PalmerDSeptember 10, 19565'11"190RSarnia, ON Canada
Charlie SimmerLMarch 20, 19546'3"210LTerrace Bay, ON Canada
Dave TaylorRDecember 4, 19556'0"190RLevack, ON Canada
Vic VenaskyCJune 3, 19515'11"185RThunder Bay, ON Canada
Tom WilliamsLFebruary 7, 19515'11"187RWindsor, ON Canada
Bert WilsonLOctober 17, 19496'0"178LOrangeville, ON Canada
Murray WilsonLNovember 7, 19516'1"185LToronto, ON Canada