Bob Miller's Tales from the Los Angeles Kings

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9781582618111: Bob Miller's Tales from the Los Angeles Kings

In Bob Miller’s Tales from the Los Angeles Kings, Bob Miller shares over 30 years of Hollywood hockey with fans, reminding them of the highs and lows of L.A. hockey, while entertaining them with behind-the-scenes looks into the Kings organization. The Kings presented Miller with a "lifetime contract" in 1998 to make him a part of Los Angeles sports history along with the likes of Vin Scully and Chick Hearn.

As the "Voice of the Kings," Miller has been part of the Kings experience from original owner Jack Kent Cooke to the flamboyant Jerry Buss; from the team’s first true superstar, Rogie Vachon, to then-owner Bruce McNall’s trade that put Southern California on the hockey map.

That trade, of course, was made August 8, 1988, and it brought The Great One to Los Angeles from Edmonton. Wayne Gretzky, the greatest hockey player of all time, established L.A. as the center of the hockey universe during his legendary career with the organization, and Bob Miller recounts his favorite memories of No. 99 in this collection.

Join Miller as he skates through Kings history, examining off-the-wall personalities and the team’s greatest moments—from thrilling playoff victories to the Kings’ involvement in the Lakers acquisition of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

From the "Triple Crown Line" to Ziggy Palffy and today’s Kings, you will read about the greatest personalities ever to don the royal black and silver and relish the stories that make Bob Miller’s Tales from the Los Angeles Kings the ultimate addition to any Kings fan’s library.

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Hockey Hall of Famer Bob Miller has been "Voice of the Los Angeles Kings" for 31 seasons, providing play-by-play for more than 2500 Kings games. He is a recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, selected by the NHL Professional Broadcasters Association, recognizing members of the radio and television industries who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and the game of hockey in their careers.

In addition, on February 4, 2002 Miller was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In February of 2001, that organization named him the top television play-by-play announcer in Southern California sports, the second time he has won the award. Along with his duties for the Kings, Miller’s voice has accented numerous TV and film projects including Cheers, Rollerball, Miracle On Ice, The Mighty Ducks, and The Mighty Ducks 2.

In 1997, Miller, a native of Chicago, Illinois, was selected as one of the six inaugural members of the Kings Hall of Fame during the organization’s 30th-Anniversary celebration. Currently a resident of West Hills, California, Bob and his wife, Judy, have a married daughter, Kristin, and a son, Kevin.

Coauthor Randy Schultz has been a freelance sports writer for almost 30 years, covering the National Hockey League for such publications as The Hockey News, The Sporting News, Hockey Digest, Western New York Hockey Magazine, Sabres Magazine, and USA Hockey Magazine. He is currently a correspondent covering the Buffalo Sabres for NHL.com

The Wilson, New York, native has written two other books for Sports Publishing, including: Dominik Hasek: The Dominator and Legends of the Buffalo Bills. He has also written several children’s books on sports and U.S. history. He resides in Wilson with wife, Janet. They have a daughter, Karla, and a son-in-law, Scott Adams, who reside in Memphis, Tennessee.

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