LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will honor Luc Robitaille, Tony Granato and Barry Melrose as part of this season’s popular Legends Night Series presented by McDonald’s. As part of the special Series, Robitaille will also have a statue unveiled in Star Plaza at STAPLES Center.
Melrose, the Kings head coach from 1992-95, will be honored on February 12 before the Kings-Calgary game at STAPLES Center and Granato – who played in 380 games for the Kings and recorded 305 points -- will be honored on February 24 prior to the Kings-Detroit game. Robitaille, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, will be honored on March 7 prior to the Kings-Pittsburgh contest.
The Kings will also wear their Vintage Jerseys as part of these special evenings -- it will mark the only time the Kings will wear these sweaters during the 2014-15 season – and Kings fans in attendance each night will receive a commemorative poster as provided by McDonald’s
As part of this series the Kings to date have recognized Rogie Vachon, Bob Berry, Bob Pulford, Bernie Nicholls, Daryl Evans, Charlie Simmer, Kelly Hrudey, Ian Laperriere, Jay Wells, Jim Fox and Larry Murphy.
The statue, to be created by renowned sculptors/artists Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany, will join other iconic sculptures of celebrated Los Angeles sports superstars Wayne Gretzky, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jerry West, Chick Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.