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Kings Kick Off Legends Night Series Presented by McDonald's this Saturday as the Club Honors Former Goalie Rogie Vachon

Friday, 01.14.2011 / 12:06 PM PT / Press Releases
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Kings Kick Off Legends Night Series Presented by McDonald\'s this Saturday as the Club Honors Former Goalie Rogie Vachon
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings’ Legends Night Series presented by McDonald’s will kick-off this Saturday as the club honors former goalie standout Rogie Vachon in a special pre-game ceremony at STAPLES Center before that night’s Kings-Edmonton game.

The Kings will also on Saturday wear their Vintage Jerseys – the same jerseys the club wore during their season opener at Vancouver on October 9 – as part of these special evenings at STAPLES Center, which will take place on January 15 when the Kings honor Vachon; on February 24 when the Kings honor Bob Berry; and on March 19 when the Kings honor Bob Pulford.

View a special Kings Vision video featuring a sit-down interview with Vachon, Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and Kings Vision host Heidi Androl.

Read a feature story on Vachon written by LAKings.com beat writer Rich Hammond, click here.

Hear a special podcast conducted by Nick Nickson featuring Vachon.

One of hockey’s great goaltenders during his illustrious 16-year NHL career, Vachon was the first player to have his number retired by the Kings.  He spent seven seasons (1971-78) with the Kings as a player, putting an indelible mark on the club’s record book as he is the Kings’ all-time leader in games played as a goalie (389), wins (171) and shutouts (32). 

Vachon’s greatest season wearing the Forum purple and gold was 1974-75, the year he posted a 27-14-13 record (including six shutouts) and a 2.24 goals-against-average.  The Hockey News rewarded Vachon by naming him the NHL Player of the Year at the conclusion of the season.  He later would go on to hold numerous off-ice positions with the Kings, including General Manager, a post he held for eight-plus seasons. 

Also, the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive Rally Towels, courtesy of McDonald’s.