Kelly Hrudey was back on duty Saturday night. He was at Staples Center in his role as a commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Hockey Night in Canada." He also was there to be honored as part of the Kings' Legends Night series. Hrudey admitted feeling nervous riding in the elevator with reporters only minutes before a rousing pregame ceremony. He told a pack of reporters one day earlier at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo he was "honored" by the gesture of the reigning Stanley Cup champions. "But the other word that comes to mind is embarrassed," Hrudey said Friday. "I don't know if anybody ever thinks that once your time is done with an organization that they're going to honor you. You think you're going to do your best and you move on and they move on. "So, I'm really excited about it. Beyond excited. And really nervous." Hrudey, with his distinctive bandana beneath his goalie mask, played with the Kings for eight of his 15 NHL seasons and helped guide them to an unexpected run to the 1993 Stanley Cup Final. The Kings lost to the Montreal Canadiens, but they created a remarkable buzz in Los Angeles that spring.
Former goalie Kelly Hrudey honored
L.A. Daily News | Mar 10