The third 2013-14 Los Angeles Kings Legends Nights will take place Thursday March 13 at the Kings-Maple Leafs game at the Kings’ Staples Center. Fans attending the game will receive a free Jim Fox Bobbleheads collectible toy before entering the building.
The promotion coincides with the Kings’ tribute to former forward Fox, the team’s Community Service Award winner in 1988-89. It is the third and final Legends Nights of the 2013-14 campaign, following tributes to both Jay Wells (Oct. 27) and Larry Murphy (Dec. 7) earlier this season. On all three Legends Nights, the Kings wear retro 1980s-style jerseys.
“We are excited to continue our Legends Series and we believe that our fans enjoy honoring the individuals who helped establish our franchise,” said Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille before the start of the 2013-14 season. “Jim, Larry and Jay are each very deserving.”
This marks the third year the Kings have celebrated Legends Nights. Previous Kings Legends Nights were celebrated in 2010-11 (Rogatien Vachon, Bob Berry and Bob Pulford) and 2011-12 (Bernie Nicholls, Daryl Evans and Charlie Simmer).
Drafted 10th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, Fox was in the Kings’ lineup from 1980-81 to 1989-90. He enjoyed three 30-goal seasons in four seasons (118 goals from 1981-82 to 1984-85). He was part of the Kings’ team that famously eliminated the Wayne Gretzky-led Oilers in the 1982 playoffs (otherwise known as the Miracle on Manchester).