Multi-platinum artist, actor, philanthropist and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg will serve as the special Celebrity Guest of Honor for Hockey Night in LA presented on January 12 when the LA Kings host the Pittsburgh Penguins at STAPLES Center at 7:30 p.m.
The game, presented by Mammoth Mountain, will also be the second-annual Star Wars Night.
DJ Snoopadelic will serve as a special in-arena DJ for the player warm-ups, which will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the game.
Snoop Dogg will drop the pre-game ceremonial puck at center ice with Kings captain Anze Kopitar and Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.
He will also join Alex Faust and Jim Fox in the booth during the second period on FOX Sports West.
Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of pop culture with award-winning albums and songs, hit television shows, films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts and digital ventures. Snoop Dogg has reigned for more than two decades as an unparalleled musical force who has raised the bar as an entertainer and globally recognized innovator.
Since 1993, Snoop Dogg has released 18 studio albums and sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 on Billboard charts and received nearly 20 GRAMMY® nominations. DJ Snoopadelic was the first hip hop performer to secure a Las Vegas residency.
In November the Kings, in conjunction with FOX Sports West, launched Hockey Night in LA, a series of special weekend games in which the club's broadcasts and activations in and around STAPLES Center include celebrity guests, unique programming and outdoor fan fests featuring live music acts.
Hockey Night in LA kicked off on November 3 with actor Eric Stonestreet, the co-star of Modern Family, as the special guest star. In subsequent Saturdays, the Kings and FOX Sports West have featured Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Jeff Garlin, KROQ's Kevin Ryder, and Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch.
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The remaining Hockey Night in LA schedule is as follows and other celebrity announcements will be revealed in the coming weeks:
- January 12 vs. Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. - Snoop Dogg
- February 16 vs. Boston - 7:30 p.m.
- March 2 vs. Chicago - 1 p.m.
- March 16 vs. Florida - 1 p.m.
- March 23 vs. Anaheim - 7:30 p.m.
- March 30 vs. Chicago - 7:30 p.m.
- April 6 vs. Las Vegas - 7:30 p.m.
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