Award-winning Andy Lassner, executive producer of Ellen Show, to be featured guest on next Hockey Night in LA on December 29

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ANDY LASSNER, AWARD-WINNING AND LONG-TIME EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE ELLEN SHOW, TO BE THE FEATURED CELEBRITY GUEST OF HONOR FOR ‘HOCKEY NIGHT IN LA’ ON DECEMBER 29 DURING SPECIAL MATINEE EDITION

Andy Lassner, Executive Producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” will serve as the special Celebrity Guest of Honor for Hockey Night in LA on December 29 when the Los Angeles Kings host the Vegas Golden Knights at STAPLES Center. Game time is 1 p.m.

The special Matinee Edition on December 29 will be the fifth installment of Hockey Night in LA whichthe Kings, in conjunction with FOX Sports West, launched this past November. 

Hockey Night in LA is a series of special weekend games in which club broadcasts and activations in and around STAPLES Center have a different silver-themed feel, including celebrity guests, debate-themed programming and outdoor fan fests featuring live music acts. 

The Kings also wear their new Silver Jerseys for all Saturday home games.

Lassner joined the producing team of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at its inception in 2003 and was promoted to Executive Producer in July 2005. 

In addition to having a recurring segment on the talk show called “Average Andy,” Lassner and his fellow ELLEN executive producers host the behind-the-scenes podcast, “Ellen on the Go.”

Lassner has earned 20 Daytime Emmy® Awards, three Genesis Awards, and one GLAAD Award for his work on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” 

In addition, Lassnerhas won two Johnny Carson Producer of the Year Awards in Variety Television from the Producers Guild of America. Lassner currently serves as Executive Producer for NBC’s fan-favorite game show “Ellen’s Game of Games,” NBC’s hit series “Little Big Shots,” as well as its spin-off series “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.” He previously executive produced the ABC reality show “Repeat After Me” and served as an Executive Consultant to Ellen DeGeneres at the 86th Academy Awards.

Lassner joins Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Kevin Ryder (KROQ) and Willie O’Ree (hockey pioneer / Hockey Hall of Famer) as the Celebrity Guest of Honors to date. 

On January 12, the Celebrity Guest of Honor will be Snoop Dogg and other celebrity announcements will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Kings concluded their two-game road trip on December 23 in Las Vegas as the Kings face the Golden Knights at 5 p.m.

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