LOS ANGELES -
Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller
, who this season will begin his 49th year in broadcasting, will host a special "One Man Show" at LA Kings Hockey Fest ’09, the Kings announced Friday. Miller will tell stories and show Kings video clips that date back to 1967 for approximately 90 minutes as part of the new three-day interactive festival celebrating the Kings and the game of hockey from Aug. 28-30 at LA Live in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
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"I am really looking forward to this," said Miller. "It has been fun to go back and see some of the video footage and to re-live some of the great moments the Kings franchise has enjoyed. We will cover a lot of history in a short amount of time, and it is something I believe fans of all ages will enjoy."
Miller’s One Man Show will feature several special music-themed video segments that will be followed by his thoughts and reflections on the topic/game or the player(s) involved. The program will feature Miller talking about some of the franchise’s first star players, a look back at the 1976 playoffs, great goals scored by the Triple Crown Line and reflections on the Miracle on Manchester game in 1982. Learn about Kings history by visiting www.LAKings.com/history.
Miller will also look back at the 1988 trade that brought Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles, the records Gretzky set as a King, and some of the greatest goals scored by Kings players including Luc Robitaille, Mike Allison, Mike Krushelnyski and Bernie Nicholls.
"Simply put, Bob is the greatest story-teller and this will be a special treat for our fans," said Robitaille, the Kings’ President of Business Operations.
Miller is set to begin his 37th season as the "Voice of the Kings" - the first 17 years simulcast on TV and radio and the last 19 years as the exclusive television voice of the team - for all Kings games with Jim Fox on FS West. On Nov. 13, 2000, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, where a plaque hangs, as the recipient of the annual Foster Hewitt Memorial Award as selected by the NHL Professional Broadcasters’ Association. The award recognizes those members of the radio and television industry who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and the game during their hockey broadcasting careers.
On Oct. 2, 2006, Miller received another tremendous honor - a star on the famous Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame (Photos). Miller also that year authored the book, Bob Miller’s Tales from the Los Angeles Kings (buy now), in which he shared more than 30 years of Hollywood hockey with fans, reminding them of the highs and lows of L.A. hockey while entertaining them with behind-the-scenes looks into the Kings organization.
Bob Miller’s One Man Show is one of seven special Speakers Series programs at LA Kings Hockey Fest ’09 and it is the latest in a series of programming announcements regarding the event. LA Kings Hockey Fest ’09 will also feature the re-unification of the famed "Triple Crown Line" of Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor and Charlie Simmer; an NHL Experts Panel featuring Kelly Hrudey, Ray Ferraro and Fox; 17 prestigious NHL Trophies on display; and ESPN anchor/ESPN.com columnist John Buccigross will serve as the official host.