Most professional sports franchises have an icon or two; a staple to the organization, someone who symbolizes the team through history and dedication.
For the Kings, well-revered TV broadcaster Bob Miller falls under those categories. Miller has been with the team since the 1973 season when Jack Kent Cooke hired the youngbuck prior to the Kings’ sixth season in the NHL.
He is the voice of the Kings; he's warmed the hearts of fans for decades, becoming a household name among the strong contingent of Kings fans across the world.
So, it’s no surprise to anyone that the team made sure to honor the Hockey Hall of Famer's 76th Birthday on October 12 during their game against the Winnipeg Jets.
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Prior to the game, Patrick O’Neal and former King Sean O’Donnell wished Bob a happy 76th birthday.
The Kings made Bob’s celebration even better, pulling off a 4-1 victory to pick up their first win of the season. ‘That 70’s Line’ got off to their early season groove; combining for six of the 10 points the Kings registered that evening. Anze Kopitar buried his first goal of the season, pounding home the game-winning marker.
Miller will return to call his 42nd season of Kings hockey on Fox Sports West along with Jim Fox; the two will be broadcast partners for the 26th straight season.
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