"Every game is a new experience, which is why I think it's kept me going all these years because I never know what I'm going to see next," longtime Kings play-by-play broadcaster Nick Nickson said.
Nickson, a Rochester, New York native and member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame (2015) grew up around the microphone as his father was a disc jockey for 20 years. Unsure if broadcasting was in his future, Nickson gave it a try in college and never looked back. 40 years later, it's all Nickson knows and all he has ever done.
"I probably wouldn't be here today if I hadn't saved a tape from one of my Ithaca College sporting events that I broadcasted. I only saved one, it was a hockey game. That was the tape that I sent in to get my first broadcasting job," said Nickson.
Nickson's greatness and consistency has not gone unnoticed. Not only was Nickson inducted into the Hall of Fame, but Nickson's current and former broadcast partners have nothing but positive things to say when asked about the longtime Kings audio network broadcaster.
"[Nicks] keeps you engaged in the game whether the team is up by five or six goals or down five or six goals," his partner and color commentator Daryl Evans said.
"Nick has broadcasting Hall of Fame stuff. You don't get to last that long unless you are really, really good. And Nick is really, really good," former Kings radio analyst Brian Engblom said.
You can see the full episode of Black & White featuring Nick Nickson here:
Video: 40 Years with Nick Nickson and the LA Kings