Welcome to episode four of In The Nick Of Time, as we celebrate Nick Nickson’s career with the Kings.
Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster Nick Nickson is in his 40th season with the LA Kings, after he joined the organization in 1981. Nickson, the 2015 recipient of the Foster Hewitt Award, originally served as the color commentator alongside Bob Miller from 1981 – 1990 on both radio and television, before taking over as the radio play-by-play voice when the broadcasts were separated. Nickson has called his entire NHL career with the Kings.
Episode 4 takes a look at Nick’s favorite players growing up, and his sons’ favorite players from his time with the LA Kings. Nick’s oldest son, Nicholas’ favorite player was Bernie Nicholls, who still ranks among the Top 10 in franchise history in goals, assists and points with the Kings. Nick’s younger son, Timothy’s favorite player was Tomas Sandstrom, the oft-injured, but incredibly talented winger, who was ironically acquired in a trade for Nicholls in 1990. Nick tells his own stories of how both players impacted his family and their hockey fandom.