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Flyers name Kim Dillabaugh goaltending coach

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Kim Dillabaugh as their goaltending coach, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

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Dillabaugh comes to the Flyers from the Los Angeles Kings, where he spent the last eight seasons working in a goaltender development role for the club. In his time with the Kings, Dillabaugh contributed to the development of Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Bernier and Martin Jones, while also working with goaltenders at the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, and prospects playing elsewhere in professional and amateur hockey.

During Dillabaugh’s time with the Kings organization, Los Angeles won two Stanley Cups and made the Conference Finals one other time, while Manchester won one Calder Cup and reached the Eastern Conference Finals two other times.

Dillabaugh played three seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kelowna Rockets and the Calgary Hitmen from 1994-97. He went into coaching upon concluding his junior career, first with the Goaltender Development Institute (GDI) as an assistant to GDI president Ian Clark.

In 2004, Dillabaugh became a goaltending & assistant coach with Kelowna and helped the team win a Memorial Cup that season. Over the next ten seasons, Dillabaugh helped the Rockets win two WHL championships (2005 and 2009) before stepping down in 2014 to join the Kings on a full-time basis.

Internationally, Dillabaugh has served as the goalie coach for Hockey Canada’s Men’s Under 18 Team (2004 and 2006 Junior World Cup) and was a part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence (POE) Goaltending Camp for four years.

Kim, 37 (7/28/77) and his wife Bonnie have a three-year-old daughter, Ellie.

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