The LA Kings lost a beloved family member today. David Courtney was a true professional.
“David was tremendously passionate about the Kings, our fans and the game of hockey. His time with the Kings dates back to the mid 1970s both in our PR office as our public relations director and also with work he did in our video department before he took over full-time Public Announcing duties at the Forum and STAPLES Center. In the arena he was an institution – he was the voice of the Kings – and his work added so much to the live, in-game experience for our fans as it did for the Clippers and Angels as well. Next season would have been David’ 35th year with our franchise, and on behalf of the entire Kings organization and AEG we are incredibly saddened by this news and we send our deepest condolences to his wife Janet and the rest of the Courtney family.”
– Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille
I have had the pleasure of working with David over the past 5 seasons in and out of Staples Center. He was always giving good advice and was the easiest person to work with. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work closely with David and learn from him how to be professional within the sports world. Over the summer we had several chances to just “hang out” with Lord Stanley’s Cup! What an amazing roller coaster all Kings went through this last season with the most EPIC outcome.
Thank you David Courtney…