The Los Angeles Kings will be honoring Dave "Tiger" Williams prior to their game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday night at the Staples Center. Williams played three seasons for the Kings from 1985 to 1987 and had 727 penalty minutes in 162 regular season games.
The honor of Williams is part of the Los Angeles Kings' legends night series (tickets). He will be one of three Kings to be honored this season. The others are goaltender Felix Potvin on Dec. 21 against the Colorado Avalanche (tickets) and defenseman Mark Hardy on Feb. 24 against the Edmonton Oilers (tickets).
A left winger, Williams was traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations on March 12, 1985. He was then traded from the Kings to the Hartford Whalers for cash on Oct. 15, 1987.
The Kings continued their outstanding play on the ice Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tanner Pearson registered three assists as the Kings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3. Tyler Toffoli and Michael Cammalleri also registered multi-point games as they had two points each. Toffoli had two goals while Cammalleri had one goal and one assist. It was also a memorable night for Kings rookie forward Michael Amadio, who scored his first ever NHL goal to open the scoring at 2:34 of the first period.
The Kings are currently in first place in the Pacific Division with 21 points. The Predators are last in the Central Division with 12 points. For tickets, please click here.