Bob Miller to undergo heart surgery

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Long-time Los Angeles Kings announcer Bob Miller announced he would be missing an undetermined about of games, starting with Wednesday’s match up with the Colorado Avalanche. Miller has been the voice of the Kings since 1973.

In a statement to the press, Miller said, “t is unfortunate that I have to miss Kings telecasts but I have to get this taken care of as soon as possible. I know the telecasts will be in good hands and I hope to return to the TV booth as soon as my health allows.”

Luc Robitaille, the former Kings star and current President of Business Operations, said, “Like all Kings fans we wish Bob a safe and speedy recovery. We look forward to hearing his familiar voice on our broadcasts again real soon but it is important that Bob take his time to recover as his health is the top priority.”

The Hall-of-Fame announcer will be replaced in the booth by the play-by-play man, Nick Nickson, himself a Hall-of-Fame announcer. Along side Nickson will be Jim Fox.

Claudia Gestro covered the game and recorded Coach Darryl Sutter’s remarks about Miller in the video below.

Photo and video by Claudia Gestro