The Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory was named the top sports moment of 2012 at the 8th AnnualLA Sports Awards, held at The Beverly Hilton.
The Kings defeated New Jersey four games to two in the Final for the franchise’s first championship in their 45-year history.
The LA Sports Awards are presented annually by the Los Angeles Sports Council to celebrate the greatest moments of the year in sports in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.
In other award presentations, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was honored as 2012 Sportsman of the Year and beach volleyball Olympic gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings were named the Sportswomen of the Year. Darryl Sutter of the Kings received the Coach of the Year award and AEG President & CEO Tim Leiweke was the recipient of the Sports Executive of the Year.