Kings Continue Legends Night Series Presented by McDonald's Tomorrow Night as the Club Honors Former Club Forward/Head Coach Bob Berry

Tuesday, 02.22.2011 / 11:28 AM / Press Releases
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Kings Continue Legends Night Series Presented by McDonald\'s Tomorrow Night as the Club Honors Former Club Forward\/Head Coach Bob Berry
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings’ popular Legends Night Series presented by McDonald’s will continue tomorrow night, Thursday, as the club honors former Kings forward and head coach Bob Berry in a special on-ice ceremony at STAPLES Center before that night’s Kings-Minnesota game.

The Kings will also tomorrow night wear their Vintage Jerseys for the third time this season. 

The club’s final Legends Night will be on March 19 when the Kings honor Bob Pulford.

The Series kicked-off on January 15 when the Kings honored Rogie Vachon.

Read a feature story on Berry written by LAKings.com beat writer Rich Hammond.

Hear two special podcasts featuring Berry conducted by Nick Nickson: Part One and Part Two.

Last week FOX Sports West and the Kings aired two portions of a sit-down interview featuring Berry as conducted by Bob Miller  To view one of those portions – the third and final portion will run on Wednesday or Thursday on FOX Sports West.

Berry was a player and head coach during his tenure the Kings, one of four men (Pulford, Mike Murphy and Larry Robinson are the others) to hold that distinction.  

A left winger, Berry played seven seasons in Los Angeles en route to recording 350 points during his NHL career.  One of Berry’s highlights came in 1974-75 when he played in all 80 Kings games as that club earned a record 105 points and 42 wins.

After his playing career ended Berry took over the coaching reigns of the Kings for three seasons, including helping lead the Kings to a 43-24-13 record in 1980-81.  While the club’s head coach, Berry – who most recently served the club as a pro scout -- helped form the now-famous Triple Crown Line of Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor and Charlie Simmer. 

Berry will also receive a Breitling watch courtesy of Morgan’s Jewelers as part of the evening.

The Kings open a six-game homestand beginning tomorrow against the Wild at 7:30 p.m.  The first 10,000 fans in attendance tomorrow night will receive a Rally Towel courtesy of McDonald’s. 

Visit LAKings.com/legends for all information.

The homestand concludes on March 7 against Dallas.  All six games will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network. 

The Kings’ 10th and final consecutive game away from STAPLES Center takes place tonight in Anaheim at 7 p.m. (FS West, KTLK 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network).