Jim Fox (ice hockey)

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Jim Fox
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Born (1960-05-18) May 18, 1960 (age 54)
Coniston, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Los Angeles Kings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1980
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1980–1990

James Charles Fox (born May 18, 1960) is a retired Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played nine seasons in the NHL, all for the Los Angeles Kings. In 1984–85, his best NHL season, he scored over a point a game, finishing with 30-53-83 in 79 games. A severe knee injury that occurred during a game against the Boston Bruins ended his career in 1990, but he still works in the Kings organization.

He has been a broadcaster for the Kings since 1990, partnered with Bob Miller on Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket.[1] He had the honor of being one of the speakers when Miller was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Fox is well known for his creative way to end sentences, in which his voice goes higher for the final few words.

On February 11, 2006, the Kings celebrated Jim Fox Day at Staples Center, to honor his twenty-five years with the franchise as a player and broadcaster.

He played his minor hockey for the Coniston Flames as a young child.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 North Bay Trappers OPJHL 38 44 64 108 4
1977–78 Ottawa 67's OMJHL 59 44 83 127 12
1978–79 Ottawa 67's OMJHL 53 37 66 103 4
1979–80 Ottawa 67's OMJHL 52 65 101 166 30
1980–81 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 18 24 42 8 4 0 1 1 0
1981–82 Los Angeles Kings NHL 77 30 38 68 23 9 1 4 5 0
1982–83 Los Angeles Kings NHL 77 28 40 68 8
1983–84 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 30 42 72 26
1984–85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 30 53 83 10 3 0 1 1 0
1985–86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 39 14 17 31 2
1986–87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 76 19 42 61 48 5 3 2 5 0
1987–88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 68 16 35 51 18 1 0 0 0 0
1989–90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 11 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 578 186 293 479 143 22 4 8 12 0

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Preceded by
Larry Murphy
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
1980
Succeeded by
Doug Smith