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Goring, Butch
Los Angeles Kings

ROBERT THOMAS GORING, always known as 'BUTCH,' defied the odds and made the ranks of the National Hockey League in 1969-70 despite being just 5'9" and 170 pounds. But what BUTCH lacked in size, he made up for in determination, and once he cracked the NHL, no one -- and we mean no one -- was going to take away his rights as an NHL player. GORING was a King for 10 seasons, but was traded to the New York Islanders for Billy Harris and Dave Lewis during the 1979-80 season. That spring, GORING won his first Stanley Cup championship -- the first of four in a row for GORING and the Islanders. But in 1977-78, BUTCH GORING was with L.A., and scrambled to a 73-point season, scoring 37 goals and 36 assists. Los Angeles finished in third place in the NHL's Norris Division. At the conclusion of another strong season, BUTCH GORING was recognized as the league's MASTERTON TROPHY winner for his perseverance and dedication to hockey.

Goring, Butch