Kings to Honor Kelly Hrudey on Saturday
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will honor long-time fan-favorite Kelly Hrudey on Saturday as part of this year’s Kings Legends Night Series presented by McDonald’s. As part of the event, Hrudey will be featured in a special pre-game ceremony before the Kings-Calgary Flames contest at STAPLES Center beginning at 7 p.m.
In addition, all fans in attendance will receive special Kelly Hrudey-style bandanas.
Hrudey played 15 seasons in the NHL with the Kings, Islanders and Sharks, and eight of those seasons were spent in Los Angeles. Hrudey was 271-265-88 with a 3.43 goals-against average, .893 save percentage and 17 shutouts in 677 career regular season NHL appearances. He also appeared in 85 career playoff games.
With the Kings, Hrudey was 145-135-62 with a 3.47 goals-against average, .896 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 360 regular season appearances. He also appeared in 57 playoff games with the Kings.
Below are some of Hrudey’s achievements while playing for the Kings:
Led the Kings in wins six seasons (tied with Rogie Vachon for most in franchise history)
Led the Kings in GAA five seasons (second most in franchise history)
Second in Kings franchise history with 360 appearances
Second in Kings franchise history with 145 wins
Tied for fifth in Kings franchise history with 10 shutouts
Faced the most shots in franchise history (11,336)
Most saves in franchise history (10,151)
Voted Kings MVP twice (1991-92 and 1994-95)
Voted Kings Most Popular Player in 1994-95
Voted Kings Most Inspirational Player in 1994-95
Voted Kings Unsung Hero in 1993-94
This is the second and final Legends Night presented by McDonald’s this season. The Kings honored Ian Laperriere on Feb. 23.
For Kings ticket information, call 888-KINGS-LA and visit LAKings.com. The pre-game ceremony will air live on FS West. The Kings Live pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m. with game-time slated for 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast on CBC, with Hrudey part of that announce team.
The Kings (winners of seven of their last eight games) will also this Saturday be wearing their Vintage Purple and Gold Jerseys for the second and final time this season.