NY Islanders: 3 fun facts about legendary announcer Jiggs McDonald

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He was 1 of 118 applicants for expansion LA Kings TV job

Jiggs sent a tape to the Los Angeles Kings shortly after he learned the expansion franchise had an opening. Some time went by without hearing anything, but McDonald was sent notice that the team's owner Jack Kent Cooke would be in Toronto and wanted to meet with him.

Cook was there not only to meet Jiggs but to critique him, as he pushed McDonald to incorporate more details when painting the word picture on the ice. Jiggs made another tape at the next opportunity and shipped it to Cooke. A few weeks later, on March 15th, he received a call from Los Angeles, and the job was his.