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Kings host rapper Snoop Dogg, who drops puck, helps announce game

NHL superfan and hip hop legend makes presence felt at Staples Center

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Snoop Dogg's night at the Kings

PIT@LAK: Snoop Dogg holds court at Staples Center

Snoop Dogg drops the first puck and provides some guest commentary, as the Kings host the Penguins for Hockey Night in LA

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One, two, three and to the four, Snoop Doggy Dogg is at the Staples Center door.

The legendary rapper and longtime hockey fan was a special guest of the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday for their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

And from DJing in the crowd prior to the game to the ceremonial puck drop to a stint in the broadcast booth during the first period, the hip hop icon put his unique stamp on the night.

Last season Snoop cut promos for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and hosted a highly-educational series on everything from the history of the Stanley Cup to explainers on hockey slang.

In 2017, he was the unofficial host of All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

Take a listen to a sampling of Snoop's time in the booth. We guarantee you've never heard NHL action called quite like it.

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