Welcome to episode five 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.
Today’s topic is one of the greatest individual accomplishments in NHL history, as Wayne Gretzky sets the league’s all-time goal-scoring record in 1994. Nick talks about the build up to Gretzky’s goal, his call of the play, his memories of working with Wayne on a day-to-day basis, and a look at the possibility of whether or not that record might one day be broken.