The LA Kings this summer created the LA Kings Legends video series, which focuses on club’s unique heritage that dates back more than 50 years.
The first eight interviews have been recorded, and this week we taped the next installment – featuring the only three teammates (Luc Robitaille, Jimmy Carson and Steve Duchesne) to be named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 1987. Check back to LAKings.com in the coming days/weeks to view it.
The Kings have had close to 700 players in club history. From Dustin Brown, who has played the most games, to the seven netminders who appeared in one; from A (Dennis Abgrall) to Z (Doug Zmolek); from the 17 players who are in the Hockey Hall of Fame to the four players (one who is in the Hockey Hall of Fame) who wore a jersey in the 90s…the classic stories are rich and original.
Here is a look, so far. Enjoy.
The first LA Kings Legends Series was hosted by Hall of Famer Nick Nickson. It featured three defensemen in Jay Wells, Garry Galley and Mattias Norstrom. They have collectively played in more than 3,000 NHL games:
The next LA Kings Legends Series episode highlighted Jim Fox and Daryl Evans in the week that was the 40th Anniversary of both ex-forwards joining the team via the 1980 NHL Draft. It also focused on their more than 50 years of analyzing Kings games on TV and Radio broadcasts. Daryl Evans, in fact, has not missed a Kings game since 1999.
Original King Ted Irvine told stories of the early days of the Kings from his home in Manitoba. He was joined (and surprised) by his son Chris Jericho and the video was hosted by Jeff Moeller, who oversees the club’s Heritage efforts.
Stephane Fiset and Peter Budaj talked about the Art of Goaltending:
The All-American Line of Tony Granato, Corey Millen and Mike Donnelly helped the Kings reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 1993. They played an integral role and re-united, virtually, for the first time in years:
– Current Kings TV voice Alex Faust and Original Kings TV voice Jiggs MacDonald have each called Kings games….50 years apart!
– Brian Kilrea, who scored the first Kings goal ever and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, will join the Zoom from his native Ontario with co-hosts Fox and Moeller.
Who do you want to see featured in the LA Kings Legends Series and why?