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Michael Vartan Set to Join Hockey Night in LA

The TV and film actor will serve as the celebrity guest of honor for Hockey Night in LA on February 16

by LA Kings @LAKings /

This Saturday, February 16, veteran TV and Film actor Michael Vartan will serve as the special Celebrity Guest of Honor for Hockey Night in LA as the LA Kings host the Boston Bruins at STAPLES Center.

A long-time hockey fan and recreational player, Vartan was last seen starring in E! Network's, The Arrangement. Previously, Vartan had a recurring role in USA Network's Satisfaction.

Tweet from @MichaelVartan: Amazing experience skating at Dodger stadium with LA Kings alumni tonight.

He also played a key role in season two of A&E's Bates Motel as the new romantic interest for Norma (played by Emmy nominee Vera Farmiga), and for three seasons he starred alongside Jada Pinkett Smith in TNT's medical drama Hawthorne.

On the feature front, Vartan was last seen in Small Town Crimes, which premiered at SXSW, opposite John Hawkes, and a starring role in the New Line feature film, Within. He previously starred opposite Zoe Saldana in Columbiana for TriStar Pictures.

Vartan joins Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Kevin Ryder (KROQ), Andy Lassner (The Ellen Show), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Willie O'Ree (hockey pioneer/Hockey Hall of Famer) and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg as the Celebrity Guest of Honors to date.

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Hockey Night in LA - which launched last November in conjunction with FOX Sports West - is a series of special weekend games in which club broadcasts and activations in and around STAPLES Center have a special feel, including celebrity guests, debate-themed programming and outdoor fan fests featuring live music acts. The Kings also wear their new silver jerseys for all Saturday home games.

The Kings begin a three-game homestand tonight when the club welcomes the Vancouver Canucks at 7:30 pm. Former Kings defenseman Sean O'Donnell will also be honored pregame as part of the organization's Legends Night Series presented by McDonald's.

The ceremony and the game will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio beginning at 7 pm. 

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