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Final Legends Night to take place this Saturday; Bob Pulford honored

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings’ Legends Night Series presented by McDonald’s will conclude on Saturday as the club honors former Kings player and head coach Bob Pulford in a special on-ice ceremony at STAPLES Center before that night’s Kings-Ducks game.


The Kings will also on Saturday night wear their Vintage Jerseys for the fourth and final time this season. Immediately following the game on Saturday, the Kings will participate in a special Ronald McDonald House “Jersey’s off their Backs” Ceremony.

To read a feature story on Pulford written by LAKings.com beat writer Rich Hammond, click here.

To hear a special podcast conducted by Nick Nickson featuring Pulford, click here and here.

Tonight’s Kings telecast on FS West will also feature a sit-down interview with Pulford conducted by Bob Miller.

The pre-game ceremony will be hosted by Miller and will be broadcast live on FS West beginning at 7:31 p.m.

Pulford is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He won four Stanley Cups while a player with the Toronto Maple Leafs and he played his final two seasons with the Kings (1970-72).

Pulford then became head coach of the Kings for the 1972–73 season and led the Kings for five years. As head coach, he ranks second all-time in wins (178) and games (396) as he guided the Kings in 1974 to their first playoff appearance in five years. He also won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Coach of the Year in the NHL in 1975, the year the Kings amassed 105 points.

In addition, Pulford led the Kings to their first playoff series wins since 1969 when they defeated the Atlanta Flames in the first round of both the 1976 and 1977 NHL playoffs. After leaving the Kings, Pulford went on to work for the Chicago Blackhawks for more than 30 years.

Pulford will also receive a Breitling watch courtesy of Morgan’s Jewelers as part of the evening. The first 10,000 fans in attendance Saturday night will receive a Rally Towel courtesy of McDonald’s. Visit LAKings.com/legends for all information.

The club’s Legends Night Series kicked-off on January 15 when the Kings honored Rogie Vachon. The Kings then honored Bob Berry on February 24.

The Kings’ five-game homestand begins tonight against the St. Louis Blues. The homestand concludes on March 26 against Colorado. All five games will be broadcast on FS West, KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network. The Kings have won their last four games.

For all Kings ticket information, call 1-888-KINGS-LA (54647-52) and visit LAKings.com.


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