Former Los Angeles Kings all-star defenseman Steve Duchesne will be recognized and drop the puck in a ceremonial faceoff before Saturday’s game against the Calgary Flames at Staples Center on the second Heritage Night of the season.
The Kings will hold three more 50th anniversary Heritage Nights recognizing the team’s former all-stars. Other players to be recognized are Rogie Vachon (Nov. 19); Larry Robinson (Nov. 26); and Mike Murphy (Dec. 10).
Duchesne signed with the Kings as an undrafted free agent in 1984 and played with their New Haven American Hockey League affiliate in the 1985-86 season.
Duchesne spent the first six seasons of his 16-season NHL career with the Kings and played in the 1989 and 1990 NHL All-Star Games. He also played in the 1993 All-Star Game as a member of the Quebec Nordiques.
Duchesne returned to the Kings for the 1998-99 season. He played for the Detroit Red Wings from the 1999-2000 to 2001-2002 seasons and was a member of their 2002 Stanley Cup champions.
Duchesne is president and CEO of TexCana Energy Inc., a renewable energy firm based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Like for all Heritage Nights, the Kings will wear their gray 50th anniversary jersey.
—City News Service