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Marty McSorley
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Marty McSorley


During his years in Edmonton, McSorley earned the nickname "Wayne Gretzky's Bodyguard," and so he accompanied the Great One to LA in their famous 1988 trade. McSorley spent seven-plus seasons with the Kings, earning his keep as an enforcer -- as well as inspiring singer/songwriter John Ondrasik to name his band Five For Fighting; leading the NHL with 399 PIM in 1992-93. Unfortunately, he was caught using an illegal stick in Game 2 of the '93 Stanley Cup Final with the Kings up 2-1 with 1:45 to play. The resulting penalty allowed Montreal to tie the game, then the series in OT before taking the next three matches and the Cup.

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