A statue honoring LA Kings broadcasting legend Bob Miller outside STAPLES Center will be unveiled on Saturday, January 13, as part of "Bob Miller Celebration Day" the Kings, STAPLES Center and AEG announced today.
Miller's statue will be the third Kings statue joining fellow Hockey Hall of Famers Luc Robitaille and Wayne Gretzky. The announcement came at a special event at Los Angeles City Hall as Miller was honored during today's LA City Council meeting.
The special statue unveil will take place as part of a pregame ceremony, which will be broadcast live on FOX Sports West, before that night's Kings-Ducks game which begins at 7:30 p.m.
All fans in attendance for that night's game will receive a special Bob Miller BOBblehead Giveaway presented by FOX Sports West.
"There are moments in a person's career that never enter your wildest dreams. A statue of me unveiled outside STAPLES Center is something I never thought of in my life. I wish to thank AEG and LA Kings management for this distinction. I am truly honored to be joining some of the great athletes of our time, as well as my good friend, the late Chick Hearn, who 44 years ago recommended me for the Kings job. Being with one professional NHL team during my career has been an extreme pleasure," said Miller.
Video: Bob Miller calls his final game in his 44-year career
Robitaille, now the Kings' President, said he looks forward to the momentous occasion.
"Bob Miller will forever be the Voice of the LA Kings and we look forward to honoring Bob and his family as part of this very special evening in January. It is a tremendous honor and one Bob certainly deserves," Robitaille said.
To ensure that Kings fans have the best opportunity to enjoy this celebration of Miller's career, the team released three new Mini Plans, including a 4-Game Legends Plan that includes this game.
These Mini Plans offer options from three to five games in the same seats starting at just $51 per ticket per game. Additional ticket opportunities from Full Season Memberships to single game tickets are also available. Visit LAKings.com/tickets or call 1.888.KINGS.LA to purchase or for more information.
Additional details regarding Bob Miller Celebration Day at STAPLES Center will be announced at a later date.
In addition, Miller will be presented with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" during the 13th Annual LA Sports Awards on Tuesday, February 6, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Full details and ticketing information will be announced soon.
Statues at Star Plaza
The statue, created by renowned sculptors/artists Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany, will join other iconic sculptures of celebrated Los Angeles sports superstars Gretzky, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jerry West, Chick Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya, Robitaille, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal in STAPLES Center's Star Plaza along Chick Hearn Ct.