Former Kings in the playoffs: Last man standing

He wasn’t a King for long, but it still counts.

Over the course of the postseason, we’ve been checking in with former Los Angeles Kings players who were competing to take home the Stanley Cup. At the end of the day, only one former King was still in the running: Brayden Schenn.

In a game where the outcome was seemingly never in doubt, particularly after the Blues weathered a terrible first period and still managed to come out up 2-0, the Blues managed to end a 51-year long wait and capture the Stanley Cup.

Schenn recorded three goals and two assists over the seven game series, including this goal, which put the Blues up 3-0 last night:

Through his whole playoff run, Schenn recorded five goals and seven assists over 26 total games. The five points he put up in the Final was his best series performance over the course of the playoffs. Schenn also had two multi-point games during the run against Boston.

Schenn wasn’t the only former King with ties to the Blues. Jordan Nolan, who captured the Cup in 2012 and 2014 with the Kings, is now part of the Blues organization. While he spent the bulk of the season with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, he did play 14 games in the NHL and was called up as part of the black aces after the Rampage’s season ended.

Additionally, Dave Taylor, who spent his entire playing career with the Kings before moving on to spend more than 10 years in the front office, finally got his long-awaited chance with the Stanley Cup.

#EastCoastBias: Dave Taylor should be in the Hall of Fame

Taylor has worked for the Blues since 2010, where he currently serves as the Vice President of Hockey Operations.

Congratulations to Brayden Schenn, Jordan Nolan, and Dave Taylor on the win!