Vivint Smart Home Arena announced today that the LA Kings will play a preseason game at 7 p.m. (MT) on Saturday, Sept. 21, serving as the home team, against the Vancouver Canucks in the second edition of the Salt Lake Shootout, presented by the Utah Sports Commission.
Tickets for the game are now on sale, starting as low as $39 in the upper bowl and $79 in the lower bowl. The Kings will announce the club's entire 2019 preseason schedule at a later date.
After a 10-year hiatus, the NHL returned to Salt Lake City last September as 12,367 fans witnessed the Kings' 4-1 win over Vancouver in the first of a three-year agreement to hold a preseason game at Vivint Smart Home Arena. A Kings preseason game will also be held in Salt Lake City in 2020.
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The Kings featured two players with Utah connections last year with forward Trevor Lewis of Cottonwood Heights, who was the first native Utahn to win the Stanley Cup, and defenseman Daniel Brickley, who won back-to-back state championships at Skyline High School.
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"Vivint Smart Home Arena had an electric atmosphere last year as a big crowd enjoyed exciting NHL action in person," said Jim Olson, president of Vivint Smart Home Arena. "We look forward to another great night of hockey and the opportunity to again showcase the LA Kings and NHL in Salt Lake City."
Vivint Smart Home Arena, which was transformed by a $125 million renovation in 2017, served as the hockey home of the Salt Lake Golden Eagles from 1991-94, the Utah Grizzlies from 1995-97, including the International Hockey League championship season of 1996, and hosted the figure skating and short track speed skating competition at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
The Kings will also be hosting a special youth hockey camp in the area this summer. LA Kings Summer Camp Park City will take place on July 8-12 at the Park City Ice Arena for Mites through high school age divisions.