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Hall of Famer Bob Miller to Miss Saturday's Game

by Thomas LaRocca / Los Angeles Kings
Bob Miller (far right) with the Dodgers Vin Scully (left) and the late Chick Hearn of the Lakers (center), as Los Angeles had three of the best announcers in sports history.

Hall of Fame Kings announcer Bob Miller will miss Saturday night's LA Kings vs. Montreal Canadiens broadcast due to illness.

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Kings television analyst Jim Fox and radio analyst Daryl Evans will together call the game on FS West, which is slated to start at 7 p.m.

Radio play-by-play announcer Nick Nickson will remain in the radio booth and be joined in the booth by Kings beat writer Rich Hammond of

Miller is in 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.

On Nov. 13, 2000, Miller 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 a star on the famous Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. He also that year authored the book, Bob Miller’s Tales from the Los Angeles Kings. On February 4, 2002, Miller was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and he currently serves as that organization’s president. Miller has also been named the top television play-by-play announcer in Southern California three times, including 2005.

In 1998, to commemorate his 25 years of loyal service to the organization, Miller was honored by having the STAPLES Center press box named after him and was presented with a “lifetime contract” by the club, and in 1997, Miller was named as one of the six inaugural members of the Kings Hall of Fame during the organization’s 30th Anniversary celebration. The National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters also named him the California Sportscaster of the Year in 1997 and 2002.

This is just the 18th broadcast missed by Miller since he joined the Kings in 1973, and the first since 11-2-02.

Get well soon, Bob!

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