He won the Cup as a role player with the Detroit Red Wings and also suited up for the New York Rangers for two seasons and Pittsburgh Penguins for 46 games, but like Gretzkky and Marcel Dionne, he defined the Kings, who have also retired the numbers of Gretzky, Dionne, Dave Taylor and Rogatien Vachon.
They will also honour him with a statue outside the Staples Center next season. So it's great to have been able to pull this card from a pack of Upper Deck's 2013-14 Series 2 cards, featuring a black swatch that matches the black jersey he's wearing on the front of the card, which is the turn-of-the-millenium uniform that is still used at times:
I had tried writing and sending him cards in 2011 (care of the Kings) but have since learned he only signs at high-cost events ($100 and up), so I don't expect to see those six cards ever again, including a rookie card. It is always a risk I'm willing to take when sending anyway.