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Former King Blake To Address Hockey Future Friday

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Former Kings defenseman and Captain Rob Blake is set to make an announcement regarding his NHL future on Friday.

The San Jose Sharks will hold a press conference on Friday, June 18, at which point Rob Blake will make an announcement regarding the future of his hockey career.

The media event at HP Pavilion will be carried live on LAKings.com, courtesy of www.sjsharks.com, at 11 a.m.

There has been much speculation about whether Blake will retire or play another year, but all that will be cleared up on Friday.

The Sharks Captain and former Kings Captain has appeared in 1,270 games with the Kings, Avalanche and Sharks scoring 240-537=777, winning the Norris Trophy in 1998 (the lone King to ever win the award), the Stanley Cup in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche and appeared in seven NHL All-Star games.

Among NHL defensemen, Blake ranks 18th all-time in NHL history in points, 10th all-time in goals and 22nd all-time in assists. (NHL All-Time Defensemen Stats)

Blake, who played for the Kings from 1988-2001 and 2006-08, twice served as Kings Captain (1996-2001, 2007-08) and is the Kings franchise leader amongst defensemen in games played (805), career goals (161), assists (333) and points (494).

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