FOX Sports West broadcast details announced - LA Kings Insider

Not that you weren’t aware before the press release was published today, but the entire FOX Sports West TV gang is back. Bob Miller and Jim Fox will provide play-by-play and color commentary, Patrick O’Neal will host, Alex Curry will provide interviews and reports at home, Sean O’Donnell will serve as a Kings Live and intermission analyst, and I’ll handle pre and post-game road interviews and reports. In total, 72 games will be broadcast by FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket (10/31 @ DET, 4/6 @ VAN, 4/7 @ EDM) and KCOP-TV (12/12 @ MON, 12/22 vs CGY, 2/27 @ ANA)

Miller, presented with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2000 by the Hockey Hall of Fame, will call Kings hockey for his 42nd season while Fox returns for his 25th season in the broadcast booth. For O’Neal, it’s a milestone 10th season serving as a host and reporter.

As for several specials, Kings Live: Season Preview Special debuts on Saturday, October 4. A profile of six players and their days with the Stanley Cup titled Kings Insider: Day with the Cup will debut on Saturday, October 11, and the 2014-15 premiere of Kings Weekly will air on Thursday, October 16. The popular Making of the Kings Ice Crew Calendar will debut on November 4.

Kings preseason games versus Anaheim on September 25 and Colorado on October 4 will also be broadcast on FOX Sports West. The regular season FOX Sports West broadcast premiere will be the game at Arizona on October 11.

Radio broadcasts on KABC 790 and I Heart Radio will begin with tonight’s split squad game between the Kings and Coyotes at Staples Center with Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans on the call. I’ll have reports, multimedia and a live blog from the other split squad game in Glendale, Arizona.

For the club’s national television schedule, click here. Nationally televised games will not be carried by FOX Sports West.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.