The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League have announced that Thomas Middleditch will join the Kings' television broadcast as part of Hockey Night in LA on January 5 when they host the Edmonton Oilers at the Staples Center. Middleditch is best known for his work on the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley" where he has been nominated for nine prestigious awards including the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Being a Canadian from Nelson, British Columbia, Middleditch could be very excited to have the opportunity to watch fellow Canadian Connor McDavid up close. The reigning Art Ross Trophy winner is the heart and soul of an Edmonton Oilers hockey club that is four points back of the Anaheim Ducks for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
In other Kings news, Drew Doughty has been selected to represent the Kings in the 2019 National Hockey League All-Star Game from San Jose on Jan. 26. Doughty currently leads the Kings with 19 assists and is second in scoring with 23 points. He also leads the Kings with eight power play assists and is one of two Kings players this season to record a shorthanded assist. The other is Dustin Brown.
The Kings have won five of their last eight games. On Dec. 27, Brown scored 17 seconds into the third period to give the Kings a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Then on New Year's Eve, Brown got the game-winning goal again as he scored at the 54-second mark in overtime to give the Kings a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Brown also had an assist in the game on a first-period goal by Sean Walker.
Get your Tickets to see the Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center on Jan. 5.