Fan favorite Hrudey celebrates his time as a King
Gann Matsuda of Frozen Royalty checks in with his latest article on Kings alumnus Kelly Hrudey. Check it out!
LOS ANGELES — Last weekend, as part of their first annual HockeyFest, the Los Angeles Kings brought back some of their alumni to join in the celebration.
Indeed, fans got to meet and listen to Kings from days long past. They were delighted to see the famed Triple Crown Line of Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor reunited in a hockey setting here in Los Angeles for the first time in 25 years.
Bernie Nicholls. Gene Carr. Ray Ferraro. Stu Grimson. Bob Berry. Gary Edwards. Glen Murray. Those were just some of the alumni from all the different eras of Los Angeles Kings hockey who gathered at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live to celebrate all things hockey with Los Angeles hockey fans.
Another familiar name was Kelly Hrudey, who became the Kings number one goaltender after being acquired from the New York Islanders on February 22, 1989, in exchange for Mark Fitzpatrick, Wayne McBean and future considerations (Doug Crossman).
Like many players, Hrudey, who was entertaining and informative during the NHL Experts panel on Saturday, did not want to be traded. But once he arrived in the Los Angeles area, he quickly changed his mind…