A Month of Gratitude: Trevor Lewis

A season like this is tough to watch, and we all find ourselves being pretty hard on the Los Angeles Kings as they struggle to right the ship. For the rest of November, we’ll be taking some time each day to share why we’re thankful for each player on the team (and some Kings of years past). If you’d like to share your love for a Kings player, past or present, check out our call for submissions.

Today, we turn our soft, loving gaze to...

Trevor Lewis

That’s right, the very-sung Unsung Hero of the Kings, our good, good American boy, two-time Stanley Cup champion, one-time 14-goal scorer Trevor Lewis.

Universally loved by fans and teammates because of his passion and commitment and — okay, fine — grit, Lewis has proved himself to be a reliable bottom six guy who can play up if needed. He might not score the highlight reel goals —

Okay, sometimes he’ll score highlight reel goals, but mostly, he’s going to put his body on the line every night…

And every practice, which is where he broke his foot. Which is why he’s not in the lineup right now.

This season, man.

Anyway! JFTC reader Frank told us that Lewis “does the little things”, something evident any time he takes the ice, but especially on the penalty kill. It’s pretty normal to see Lewis laying it all out there on some epic penalty killing shifts. It’s a pretty common sentiment across the board, too.

So as (American) Thanksgiving approaches, we are thankful for our most American of heart-and-soul players, someone who exemplifies the great character and tenacity of those Cup-winning teams, and someone who never quits on a play — and sometimes even gets rewarded for it.

Heal up, Trevor. We miss you.

Previously in our “Month” of Gratitude series: Kyle Clifford | Nate Thompson | Mike Amadio | Paul LaDue | Jake Muzzin | Alec Martinez | Peter Budaj | Cal Petersen | Ilya Kovalchuk