With the conclusion of the 2016-17 NHL season, longtime Los Angeles Kings announcer Bob Miller called his last game as health issues caused him to retire. Miller was long regarded a sports icon and formed a legendary trio with Chick Hearn of the Los Angeles Lakers and Vin Scully of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Miller started his Kings broadcasting career in 1973 and has partnered with Dan Avey, Rich Marotta, Nick Nickson, Pete Weber, and Jim Fox over the years. His 44 years of service has earned Miller many honors. Miller will be adding another in July after being named the recipient of the Los Angeles Area Governors Award, as announced by Fox Sports West:
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The well-deserved award only bolsters Miller’s already impressive resume. The Hockey Hall of Fame honored Miller as the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2000. He is also a member of the Kings, Wisconsin, and the Southern California Broadcasters Hall of Fames.
Miller also joins both Hearn and Scully who have also won the Los Angeles Area Governors Award in previous years. The award will formally be given to Miller during the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on July 22 at the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre in the Saban Media Center.