|Welcome to the Madness! |
Sixty-four current/former Kings have been selected and will be a part of the bracket-style competition, "LA Kings Madness," a special hockey/Kings "tribute" to basketball's March Madness.
Fans will have the opportunity on LAKings.com to VOTE in each head-to-head player match-up as the Kings look to determine the club's all-time Fan Favorite.
The players qualified for the tournament if they met at least one of the following criteria:
Also, there were some "Wild Card" entries that were selected by a special committee of former Kings players, Kings broadcasters and staff.
- Played in at least 450 games as a King (skater)
- Played in at least 300 games as a King (goalie)
- Led the team in scoring for an entire season at least once
- Scored a playoff series-clinching goal
- Was a Kings captain
- Made the All Star team as a King
- Earned the "Most Popular Player" award
The seeding of the 64 players is based off total games played with the Kings (including post-season contests) and the players will be placed into four different brackets of 16 (called the Purple, Gold, Silver and Black brackets).
The Madness kicks off on Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m., with fans having 72 hours to vote as often as they like for their favorite Kings players. On Wednesday, March 19, at 9 a.m., after the votes from the first round has been tabulated and the brackets updated, the Second Round will begin and fans will once again have 72 hours to vote on each player match up as the field is cut to 32 players.
Seventy two hours later, voting will come to a close and the field of 16 will be announced on Sunday, March 23 at 9 a.m., and fans will once agains have 72 hours to vote on which player will advance to the fourth round. On Thursday, March 27 at 9 a.m., the fourth round of Kings Madness will kick off and fans will have the chance to vote on the final Eight.
The final four players will be announced on Monday, March 31 and voting will begin at 9 a.m. that day with the Championship beginning on Friday, April 4 at 9 a.m. as the Kings' tournament will coincide with the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament until the "Finals" of both competitions end on Monday, April 7.
Fans can vote as often as they'd like to.