He was once quoted as saying, "It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts." Although Harry Howell is most remember as a defenseman for the New York Rangers, he did spent three seasons in Los Angeles with the Kings.


Howell spent 17 of his 22 NHL campaigns on Broadway and after just over one less-than-stellar year in Oakland with the hapless Seals, Howell was traded to Los Angeles during the 1970-71 season where he  would wrap up his NHL career with the Kings before moving on to the World Hockey Association before retiring from the game in 1976.


In 168 games with the Kings, Howell scored 44 points. Although his tenure in Los Angeles wasn't as memorable as his time with the Rangers, Howell was nonetheless inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979, going on with some great company: greats Henri Richard and Bobby Orr.


Howell's induction into the Hall marked the very first time any member of the Los Angeles Kings was inducted into hockey's ultimate shrine. When people think of Harry Howell, they'll automatically think of his years with the Rangers. However, Howell did spent the latter part of his career with the Kings and, for that, marks an important time in Kings' history.