Bob Miller may be one of Los Angeles' best-kept sports secrets. Though his profile has not been as high as that of the Dodgers' Vin Scully or the late Lakers legend Chick Hearn, Miller has been the voice of the Los Angeles Kings hockey team since 1973. In those years, Miller has given the play-by-play on seasons good and bad, as well as calling many of Wayne Gretzky's career milestones during the Great One's time with the Kings.
Miller is known by hockey fans for calling the game as he sees it, as well as his love of telling humorous stories about the Kings players and the team's history under owners such as the flamboyant Jack Kent Cooke and Bruce McNall, the man who traded for Gretzky but eventually served five years in prison for bank fraud. Those stories were collected in the 2006 book "Bob Miller's Tales From the Los Angeles Kings."
In 2000, Miller was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, but he also has several Hollywood credits, including voice-over and on-camera work in movies such as "The Mighty Ducks" and its sequel, and the 1975 flick "Rollerball."
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