Robitaille Scores For AEG

NHL legend Luc Robitaille has been tapped by AEG prexy Tim Leiweke to serve in executive capacities for both AEG and the Los Angeles Kings hockey franchise.

Among his duties will be overseeing development at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., including helping secure a team to call the venue home.

“As it is becoming more probable that Kansas City will get a hockey team in the very near future, Luc, who has some of the strongest relationships in the sports business industry, will play a significant role in our efforts to acquire a pro franchise in the Sprint Center,” Leiweke said.

Robitaille will also focus on business operations and player/community relations for the L.A. Kings as well as the continued development of the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., scheduled to open in the fall of 2007.