Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman and current vice president/assistant general manager Rob Blake will have his No. 4 retired by the team on Jan. 17 in a ceremony at Staples Center prior to a game against the Anaheim Ducks.
Blake, who is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2014, will be the sixth Kings player to have his number retired. He joins Luc Robitaille (20), Wayne Gretzky (99), Dave Taylor (18), Marcel Dionne (16) and Rogie Vachon (30).
"It is an honor to be included with the former great L.A. King players who have their jerseys retired," Blake said. "I have always felt L.A. was a special place to play, and it was and is a tremendous privilege to put on an L.A. Kings jersey."