Murphy bobbleheads giveaway at Saturday Kings game

Posted on 4th December 2013 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,Game Promotions,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe second of three 2013-14 Los Angeles Kings Legends Nights will take place Saturday Dec. 7 at the Kings-Islanders game at the Kings’ Staples Center. Fans attending the game will receive a free Larry Murphy Bobbleheads collectible toy before entering the building.

The promotion coincides with the Kings’ tribute to former defenceman Murphy, the team’s Unsung Hero in 1980-81 and Outstanding Defenceman in 1981-82. It is the second of three Legends Nights, following the first tribute to Jay Wells (Oct. 27) and then to be followed by the third tribute to Jim Fox (March 13) later in the year. 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).

After being drafted fourth overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Kings, Murphy played three-plus seasons before being traded early in the 1983-84 campaign. He scored an NHL defence rookie record 76 points in 1980-81. As a sophomore, he helped the Kings famously eliminate the Wayne Gretzky-led Oilers in the 1982 playoffs (otherwise known as the Miracle on Manchester).

After his career in Los Angeles, Murphy played for the Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. He won the Stanley Cup twice with the Penguins (1991, 1992) and twice with the Red Wings (1997, 1998).

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