Andy Lassner isn't trying to make any kind of fashion statement when he wears LA Kings' apparel on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Lassner is an executive producer for the show, and has been with the show since 2003. Lassner has won 18 daytime Emmy Awards in his distinguished career, but he also has season tickets for the Kings. He often heads to the studio already decked out in gear for his favorite team, and then leaves for Staples Center right after filming is done.
"It just so happens that a lot of the times that I'm on the show, there's a Kings game that night. And, I always like to try and wear something Kings,'" he said.
In recent years, Lassner has become one of the more visible Kings fans. He has fostered a friendship with captain Anze Kopitar and built a strong relationship with the organization that has led to some viral video moments on the show. These have included: Kopitar raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2013, Jonathan Quick surprising young piano whiz Daniel Clarke Bouchard in 2014, and Lassner playing goaltender against some of the Kings for a skit in 2017.
This season, Lassner has gone on Fox Sports West a few times to give his take on the Kings where his nervous, passionate energy for the team has furthered his appeal.
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"I'm like on 20 different text message situations when a Kings' game is going on. It's like a community of fans and we're all the same kind of crazy, fanatic fans," Lassner said. "I watch every game. If I'm somehow at some social situation, some other thing that I can't go to the game or I can't be at home watching the game and I'm out, I'm literally getting yelled at by my wife for checking the score every 30 seconds."