Kings to retire Rob Blake's number in January

Kings to retire Rob Blake's number in January
August 11, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Defenseman Rob Blake played 21 seasons in the NHL spending his last two with the San Jose Sharks. (AP IMAGES)


The accolades continue to roll in for former defenseman Rob Blake.

The 44-year-old, who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November, will have his No. 4 jersey retired by the Los Angeles Kings in a pre-game ceremony in mid-January when the Anaheim Ducks visit the Staples Center.

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Blake joins Wayne Gretzky, Rogie Vachon, Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor and Luc Robitaille as the only Kings’ to have their number retired.

“It is an honor to be included with the former great LA King players who have their Jersey’s retired,” said Blake in a statement. “I have always felt LA was a special place to play and it was and is a tremendous privilege to put on an LA Kings jersey.”