This is the first time the Kings have ever played a pre-match show.
The Kings’ annual pre-games show will feature Kings captain Dustin Brown, as well as the Kings’ coaching staff, media and entertainment partners.
Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter said it was a huge honor to have his players do the show.
“It’s the first ever pre-season show for us.
It’s something that we always thought about doing, we never thought about the pre-gaming, the pregame show, it just sort of just came to us as a team and we had a really great idea and we really had the time to make it happen,” Sutter told reporters after the Kings 4-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
“This is the best pre- game show for any team.
I mean, we’ve been doing this for a long time, it’s one of the few things that we really want to do that the players want to be there.”
Brown said the pre game show will include news from around the league, as the team continues to evaluate players, coaches and executives.
The pre- games show is expected to run for about an hour and will include live interviews with Kings players, coaching staff and media partners.
The show will also include Kings entertainment partners, including the Kings Family of Sponsors and the NHL Foundation.
Brown, who is playing in his sixth NHL season, said he is excited to be part of the pre games show.
“I’m excited to come back here and have some of my teammates on the ice and talk to some of the fans,” Brown said.
“Hopefully I can give some of them some insight into some of these things I was able to learn while playing, the game and the culture and everything that I’ve been through.
It just gives me a lot of confidence.”
Sutter added that the pre pre- Games show is not an audition for a spot on the Kings roster.
“I think you’re going to see that when we’re talking about guys, that the guys who we have come in and the guys that we’re going through that we’ve seen at this level,” Sutters said.
Brown said he’s proud of the work that the Kings team put into the pre Games show.
He also said the show will be an opportunity to help younger players see their parents and mentors.
“As a younger player, you know what it’s like,” Brown added.
“When you get to a certain age, you’re not going to have your mom, your dad, your grandma, your best friend, your brother, you get a little older and you realize, ‘Oh, I’m just not going play anymore, I can’t play anymore.’
It’s tough, especially if you don’t know your family, you can’t really really have that.”
Brown and his teammates were asked about their feelings on the pre Game show.
Brown was asked if he’s excited to see the show happen.
“Yeah, definitely,” Brown replied.
The Kings are 3-5-0 at the Pepsi Center and are tied for last in the NHL with 12 losses this season. “
But I just think we’ve got to get the show out of the way and it’s the same stuff, just different, just fun, just the same thing, it really helps me out, and hopefully I can get some good stuff out of it.”
The Kings are 3-5-0 at the Pepsi Center and are tied for last in the NHL with 12 losses this season.
Brown is 1-2-0 with a 2.03 goals against average and .854 save percentage this season, the fourth-lowest among NHL goaltenders.
Brown has a career .907 save percentage in four NHL seasons.
Brown will be eligible to become a free agent after the 2017-18 season.