Darryl Sutter was named head coach of the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 20, 2012. He replaced interim head coach John Stevens, who returned to his previous role of assistant coach. Sutter spent 11 seasons as an NHL coach with Chicago, San Jose and most recently in Calgary. He also served as the general manager of the Flames until he resigned in Dec. 28, 2010. He is 409-320-101-30 in 860 games as an NHL coach and led the Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final, in which they lost to Tampa Bay in seven games. ...more
Associate Head Coach
John Stevens was promoted to associate head coach on June 18, 2014. He briefly served as interim head coach of the Kings when the team fired head coach Terry Murray on Dec. 12, 2012. He was 2-2-0 as head coach, but has since been returned to his position as assistant when the team hired Darryl Sutter for that position on Dec. 20, 2012. Stevens completed his third season with the Kings organization, having been named a team assistant coach prior to the 2010-11 season. He was the 23rd head coach (including interim head coaches) in Kings history. ...more
Davis Payne was hired by the Kings on July 27, 2012 as assistant coach. Payne most recently was the head coach of the St. Louis Blues. The native of Kamloops, British Columbia, and former NHL forward had a 67-55-15 record with the Blues (.544 winning percentage). Payne made his NHL head coaching debut on January 2, 2010 and he won his first NHL game on January 9, 2010 (at Los Angeles). He was relieved of his coaching duties 13 games into the 2011-12 season (November 6, 2011). ...more
Bill Ranford was named to his position with the Kings on July 10, 2006. Ranford had worked as the Goaltending Consultant with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League for two seasons before joining the Kings. In addition, Ranford -- a two-time Stanley Cup Champion goalie with the Edmonton Oilers in 1988 and 1990 and the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the playoff MVP in 1990 -- has also worked as a Goaltending Consultant with the Burnaby Express of the British Columbia Hockey League (Tier II Junior), of which he is a part-owner. ...more
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(The tribute) was great, brought back a lot of memories. I felt I wanted to give them the thank you they deserved. I understand the booing and it was expected. They are great fans.