Jim Fox (ice hockey)
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May 18, 1960 |
Coniston, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Los Angeles Kings|
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 1980
Los Angeles Kings
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. 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.
In 2015, Jim Fox became acting League Commissioner of the LA Kings High School Hockey League, a newly formed league focusing on high school player development and competition. The LA Kings High School Hockey League is designed to continue the growth of ice hockey in Southern California and directly connect the sport to local communities and high schools. <http://www.lakleague.com/>
|1976–77||North Bay Trappers||OPJHL||38||44||64||108||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
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