06/12/2012 9:34 AM
The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at Staples Center last night to capture the franchise’s first National Hockey League championship. Hamilton Bulldogs graduate Jarret Stoll was a key component throughout the Kings’ post-season run. In 20 games, the 6-foot-1, 213-pound centre recorded five points (two goals, three assists), 33 shots on goal, a plus-five rating and two game-winning goals, including the overtime game and series-winner in the Western Conference Quarter-Finals versus the Vancouver Canucks.
Stoll, a native of Melville, Saskatchewan, has played in three championship series during his professional career. In 2006, the Carolina Hurricanes defeated Stoll’s Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Stoll, 29, began his professional career with the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2002-2003, when he registered 54 points (21 goals, 33 assists) and a +15 rating in 76 regular season games. During the American Hockey League’s 2003 Calder Cup Playoffs, Stoll notched 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 23 games as the ‘Dogs lost in Game 7 of the Calder Cup Finals to the Houston Aeros.
In 10 NHL seasons with the Oilers and Kings, Stoll has produced 317 points (119 goals, 198 assists) in 593 regular season games and 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 55 Stanley Cup Playoff contests.
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