Former player and current broadcaster Jim Fox will be honored prior to Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Fans attending the game will be given Jim Fox bobbleheads to mark the event.
For those who don’t remember him, Fox was a first round pick of the Kings (10th overall) out of the Ottawa 67’s organization in 1980 following a 65 goal, 166 point season in his final year of Junior hockey. Fox played wing for the Kings for 9 seasons, his entire NHL career.
He is still among the career franchise leaders in games played (578, 14th); goals (186, 11th); assists (293, 9th) and points (479, 9th).
Fox’s career was cut short by a severe knee injury at the age of 29, before he could really enter his prime years. He went from the ice pretty much straight to the broadcast booth, and is now the Kings longtime color commentator, perhaps increasing his popularity with Kings fans in that role than he had gained as a player.
That popularity could be the reason why the bobblehead that will be given out portrays Fox with a microphone as well as a Kings jersey. Although the fact that his network is sponsoring the event might have something to do with that.