FSW schedule released; Miller to return to TV booth - LA Kings Insider

The Kings and FOX Sports West jointly announced on Monday that 75 games will be broadcast on FOX Sports West (73 games, including preseason games against Dallas and Colorado in Las Vegas) and KCOP (two games). It gets better: Bob Miller, who missed most of the second half of the 2015-16 season as he recuperated from quadruple bypass heart surgery, will return to the broadcast booth for 58 games, including all home games at Staples Center.

As previously announced, nine games will be broadcast nationally on NBC and NBCSN.

“After 43 seasons of doing a full schedule of home and road games, and considering I will be 78 years old on Opening Night this season, I have decided the time has come to cut back on the rigors of travel,” Miller said in a release. “I am pleased and thankful that I have the complete cooperation and blessing of Kings management in this decision.”

The Kings will look outside the organization to fill the remaining games that Miller doesn’t broadcast, which are expected to be a mix of games that take place primarily in the Eastern Time Zone. An announcement on who will broadcast those games should be finalized soon. Tom Hoffarth of the LA Daily News recently wrote about Miller’s return, as did Gann Matsuda of Frozen Royalty.

Miller’s return to the broadcast booth will take place on October 7 when Los Angeles faces Dallas in an exhibition game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He’ll also broadcast the following night’s game against Colorado and will be joined by Jim Fox, who will continue to serve as the team’s television color analyst for all FSW and KCOP-televised games.

Other television responsibilities will remain intact. Kings Live will return for all home and road broadcasts, with Patrick O’Neal serving as broadcast host alongside Sean O’Donnell (home games) and Daryl Evans (road games). In an interesting feature, O’Donnell will also report between the benches at Staples Center as an ice level analyst for all Saturday night games at Staples Center.

At home, Alex Curry will continue to serve as a reporter and interviewer, and I will continued to do so for all road games. Producer Steven “Hoover” Dorfman will begin his eighth season on Kings telecasts, while Mike Hassan will direct the telecasts, as he has done since 1995. All Kings games on FOX Sports West will be broadcast to fans whose television subscription covers FOX Sports regional networks via FOX Sports Go, the live streaming application available for iOS, Android and Android TV users, Fire tablets and phones, select Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. The mobile app is available, free of charge, at the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.

The first regular season telecast on FOX Sports West will surround the team’s home opener on October 14 when the Kings continue their 50th anniversary season with a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, a fellow 1967 expansion club.

ALL TIMES PACIFIC

October (4 HOME, 5 ROAD)
Wed. Oct. 12 Los Angeles at San Jose, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
Fri. Oct. 14 Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Oct. 18 Los Angeles at Minnesota, 5:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Oct. 20 Los Angeles at Dallas, 5:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Oct. 22 Vancouver at Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Oct. 25 Columbus at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Oct. 27 Nashville at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Oct. 29 Los Angeles at St. Louis, 5:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sun. Oct. 30 Los Angeles at Chicago, 4:00 p.m., FOX Sports West

November (8 HOME, 6 ROAD)
Tue. Nov. 1 Anaheim at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Nov. 3 Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Nov. 5 Calgary at Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Nov. 8 Los Angeles at Toronto, 4:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Nov. 10 Los Angeles at Montreal, 4:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Fri. Nov. 11 Los Angeles at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sun. Nov. 13 Los Angeles at Winnipeg, 12:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Nov. 15 Los Angeles at Colorado, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Nov. 17 Edmonton at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Nov. 19 New Jersey at Los Angeles, 1:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sun. Nov. 20 Los Angeles at Anaheim, 5:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Wed. Nov. 23 NY Islanders at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Nov. 26 Chicago at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Wed. Nov. 30 San Jose at Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m., NBCSN

December (4 HOME, 10 ROAD)
Thu. Dec. 1 Los Angeles at Arizona, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sun. Dec. 4 Montreal at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Dec. 8 Carolina at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Dec. 10 Ottawa at Los Angeles, 1:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Dec. 13 Los Angeles at Buffalo, 4:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Dec. 15 Los Angeles at Detroit, 4:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Fri. Dec. 16 Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 4:00 p.m., NBCSN
Sun. Dec. 18 Los Angeles at Boston, 2:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Dec. 20 Los Angeles at Columbus, 4:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Dec. 22 Los Angeles at Nashville, 5:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Fri. Dec. 23 Los Angeles at Dallas, 5:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Wed. Dec. 28 Los Angeles at Vancouver, 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Dec. 29 Los Angeles at Edmonton, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Dec. 31 San Jose at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West

January (7 HOME, 6 ROAD)
Tue. Jan. 3 Los Angeles at San Jose, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
Thu. Jan. 5 Detroit at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Jan. 7 Minnesota at Los Angeles, 1:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Mon. Jan. 9 Dallas at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Jan. 12 St. Louis at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Jan. 14 Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Mon. Jan. 16 Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, 1:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Wed. Jan. 18 San Jose at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
Sat. Jan. 21 Los Angeles at NY Islanders, 4:00 p.m., KCOP
Mon. Jan. 23 Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 4:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Jan. 24 Los Angeles at New Jersey, 4:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Jan. 26 Los Angeles at Carolina, 4:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Jan. 31 Los Angeles at Arizona, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West

February (5 HOME, 8 ROAD)
Wed. Feb. 1 Colorado at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
Sat. Feb. 4 Los Angeles at Philadelphia, 10:00 a.m., FOX Sports West
Sun. Feb. 5 Los Angeles at Washington, 9:00 a.m., NBC
Tue. Feb. 7 Los Angeles at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m., NBCSN
Thu. Feb. 9 Los Angeles at Florida, 4:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Feb. 16 Arizona at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Feb. 18 Florida at Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sun. Feb. 19 Los Angeles at Anaheim, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Feb. 21 Los Angeles at Colorado, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Feb. 23 Boston at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Feb. 25 Anaheim at Los Angeles, 1:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Mon. Feb. 27 Los Angeles at Minnesota, 5:00 p.m., NBCSN
Tue. Feb. 28 Los Angeles at Calgary, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West

March (9 HOME, 5 AWAY)
Thu. Mar. 2 Toronto at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Mar. 4 Vancouver at Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Mar. 9 Nashville at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Mar. 11 Washington at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Mon. Mar. 13 St. Louis at Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Mar. 14 Arizona at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Mar. 16 Buffalo at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sun. Mar. 19 Los Angeles at Calgary, 6:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Mon. Mar. 20 Los Angeles at Edmonton, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Thu. Mar. 23 Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Mar. 25 NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Mar. 28 Los Angeles at Edmonton, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Wed. Mar. 29 Los Angeles at Calgary, 6:00 p.m., FOX Sports West
Fri. Mar. 31 Los Angeles at Vancouver, 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports West

April (4 HOME, 1 AWAY)
Sun. Apr. 2 Arizona at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Tue. Apr. 4 Edmonton at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., KCOP
Thu. Apr. 6 Calgary at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sat. Apr. 8 Chicago at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports West
Sun. Apr. 9 Los Angeles at Anaheim, 5:30 p.m., FOX Sports West

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