was the 1984-85 Los Angeles Kings season 18th in franchise history. Following a fifth place finish the previous season under three different coaches, Pat Quinn was hired as the new head coach of the Kings. In his first season, he returned them to the playoffs after a two year absence with a 23-point improvement in the standings. But despite the goal scoring brilliance of Marcel Dionne and Bernie Nicholls, the Kings could not duplicate their Miracle on Manchester performance this time, losing to the Edmonton Oilers in three straight games in the Smythe Division semi-finals.
NHL Draft Edit
See also: 1984 NHL Entry Draft
This draft would the first for Rogie Vachon as the team's general manager. It would be memorable in Kings history for hits as well as misses. On the down side, the team's first round selection, Craig Redmond, didn't amount to much, and they used their fourth round draft pick on Tom Glavine, who opted instead to play professional baseball with the Atlanta Braves. But on the plus side, Vachon struck gold in the 9th round with the 171st pick overall by choosing future  Hockey Hall of Fame member Luc Robitaille.
Regular season Edit
Season standings Edit
1984-85 Game Log
1985 Smythe Division Semi-finals Edit
Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings
Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 10 Los Angeles 2 Edmonton 3 (OT)
April 11 Los Angeles 2 Edmonton 4
April 13 Edmonton 4 Los Angeles 3 (OT)
Edmonton wins best-of-five series 3-0.
Player stats Edit
3002 51 22 21 8 183 3.66 2
1882 33 12 11 6 137 4.37 0
Team: 4884 80 34 32 14 320 3.93 2
184 3 0 3 10 3.26 0
Team: 184 3 0 3 10 3.26 0
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;
Awards and records Edit
Most goals in a game, 4 (tied with many others): Bernie Nicholls, November 13, 1984, at Quebec
Most 30+ goal scorers in one season, 5: Marcel Dionne, Bernie Nicholls, Dave Taylor, Brian MacLellan, and Jim Fox
Most 40+ goal scorers in one season, 3 (tied with 1980-81 Kings): Marcel Dionne (46), Bernie Nicholls (46), and Dave Taylor (41)
Greatest margin of victory at home: 11: November 29, 1984 vs. Vancouver, 12-1
Greatest margin of victory on the road: 7: October 21, 1984 at Vancouver, 10-3
Draft picks Edit
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