Kings to honor Charlie Simmer tomorrow night as part ofLegends Night Seriespresented by McDonald’s
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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will honor former standout Charlie Simmer tomorrow night as part of this year’s third Kings Legends Night presented by McDonald’s. As part of the evening, Simmer will be featured in a special pre-game ceremony before the Kings-Flames contest at STAPLES Center.
Also, as part of the evening, the Kings will wear their Vintage Jerseys for the final time this season.
Simmer, who played left wing on the legendary Triple Crown Line with Marcel Dionne and Dave Taylor in the late 70s and early 80s, recorded back-to-back 56-goal and 100-plus point seasons with the Kings in 1979-80 and 1980-81, and he was named a first team NHL All-Star both seasons. Simmer also played in the 1981 NHL All-Star Game (hosted by Los Angeles) with Dionne and Taylor, and Kings goalie Mario Lessard.
Simmer scored at least one goal in a team record 13 straight games from Nov. 24 – Dec. 27, 1979, and he ranks seventh overall (and second among left wings) on the Kings all-time goals list (222 goals). A member of the Kings organization from 1977-1985, he also ranks ninth overall on the Kings all-time scoring list, collecting 466 points (222-244=466) in 384 career regular season games wearing the Crown.
He remains involved with hockey today as he serves as a TV color commentator for Calgary.
To view a Kings Vision video featuring Simmer in action, watch here: http://video.kings.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=-6.
To view a Kings Vision video featuring an interview with Simmer, watch here: http://video.kings.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=-6.
To read a Rich Hammond feature on Simmer, click here: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=617113.
To listen to a Nick Nickson podcast featuring Simmer, go here: http://kings.nhl.com/club/podcastplayer.htm?pid=51&iid=37159.
This year’s Legends Series also featured Daryl Evans on January 2 and Bernie Nicholls on December 10. Last year the Kings recognized, Rogie Vachon, Bob Berry and Bob Pulford.
For Kings ticket information, call 1-888-KINGS-LA and visit LAKings.com. The pre-game ceremony will also air live on FS West as will the game, which begins at 7 p.m.