Kings Honor Ryan Smyth's 1,000 NHL Games Tonight
The Los Angeles Kings will honor left winger Ryan Smyth tonight before their game against the Dallas Stars at STAPLES Center in recognition of his 1,000th NHL game which took place Saturday night. The on-ice pre-game ceremony will take place before the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on FS West.
Smyth became the 257th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000-game milestone and the 17th player to play his 1,000th game in a Kings uniform. The other 16 include Ralph Backstrom, Rob Blake, Doug Bodger, Kelly Buchberger, Russ Courtnall, Marcel Dionne, Ray Ferraro, Garry Galley, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Bob Nevin, Sean O’Donnell, Bob Pulford, Luc Robitaille, Dave Taylor and Garry Unger.
During morning skate at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, CA and pre-game warm-ups on the STAPLES Center ice on Saturday, Smyth’s teammates decided to honor him in their own special way: with a mullet wig in homage to Smyth’s coif when he debuted with the Edmonton Oilers on Jan. 22, 1995.