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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Kelly Hrudey
Ray Ferraro
Jim Fox
LOS ANGELES - Former Los Angeles Kings goalie Kelly Hrudey and former Kings forward Ray Ferraro will return to Southern California and join Kings television color commentator and former Kings forward Jim Fox to headline a special “NHL Experts Panel” at LA Kings Hockey Fest ’09, a new three-day interactive festival celebrating the Kings and the game of hockey from August 28-30.  The NHL Experts Panel will be one of seven special programming series that will be a part of the event.

LA Kings Hockey Fest ‘09, which was originally announced in March, will feature Kings’ players, coaches, alumni, hockey dignitaries, special Kings’ merchandise, hockey memorabilia, special Q&A sessions with players and autograph sessions.  All activities and events during the LA Kings Hockey Fest ’09 will take place at LA Live in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

Hrudey works as an analyst for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and as a co-host of the nationally syndicated Hockey Night in Canada radio show.  He played for the Kings from 1988-96 and helped lead the Kings to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals.  He also ranks second on the Kings all-time in games (360), second in wins (145), tied for fourth in shutouts (10), 10th in goals-against-average (3.47) and tied for seventh in save percentage (.896).

Overall, Hrudey posted a 271-265-88 record, a 3.43 goals-against-average and 16 shutouts in 677 career regular season NHL games with the Kings, Sharks and Islanders.

Ferraro works as an analyst for TSN and for Team 1040 Radio in Vancouver.  He played for the Kings from 1995-99 and he led the Kings in goals (25) during the 1996-97 season.  In 1,258 regular season NHL games with the Kings, Blues, Thrashers, Rangers, Islanders and Whalers, Ferraro recorded 898 points (408-490=898) and 1,288 penalty minutes.

Both Ferraro and Hrudey will also take part in an autograph session during the event.

Fox is set to enter his 20th season as the color commentator for all televised Kings games on FS West.  This past season he was named the top Pre and Post-Game Television Host by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association, and he was named the best TV color commentator in Southern California by the Los Angeles Daily News and columnist Tom Hoffarth for the eighth time in the last nine years.  He also works as an NHL contributor to Yahoo! Sports, has served as co-host of the Los Angeles-area Emmy-Award winning Kings Live! pre-game show, and in 2006 Sports Illustrated named Fox the best analyst in hockey.

He played for the Kings from 1980-90 and is eighth on the club’s all-time scoring list with 479 points.  In 578 career regular season NHL games with the Kings, Fox recorded 479 points (186-293=479) and 143 penalty minutes.

Tickets for LA Kings Hockey Fest ’09 are currently on-sale and cost $60.  Each ticket allows admittance into all LA Kings Hockey Fest ’09 events for the weekend.  ESPN’s John Buccigross, who used to team with Ferraro on the ESPN show NHL 2Night, will serve as the “official host” of the event, will moderate the NHL Experts Panel series.

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