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Derek Armstrong
Director, Hockey Programming and Curriculum

Armstrong played in the NHL for 12 years with five different clubs, and also spent a season in the Swiss Elite A League during the lockout.

He was the Head Coach, GM and President of the Denver Cutthroats of the CHL, where he led the team to the finals, won coach of the year, and placed 22 of his players in the AHL.

His commitment to developing players and helping them reach their full potential is his priority. Derek has strong leadership skills and a passion for the game that is contagious and undeniable.

Daryl Evans
President, LA Lions

Evans was a member of the Kings from 1981-85 and scored one of the franchise's most memorable goals in a game forever remembered as the "Miracle on Manchester." 

Evans currently serves as a Power Skating Consultant for the Kings, coaches the LA Lions, and works as a TV Analyst (pre-game, post-game and intermissions) for Kings games on FOX Sports West.

Blake Bolden

In 2015 Bolden became the first Black professional women's hockey player. She's played hockey professionally in both the Canadian Women's Hockey League and National Women's Hockey League following a standout playing career at Boston College. She has also played overseas and represented the U.S. in several international hockey tournaments. 

As a leader within the Kings Care Foundation and Hockey Development departments, her goal is to define diversity and inclusion initiatives both on and off the ice, ensuring all children have an opportunity to grow in the sport of hockey. 

Jordan Nolan
Community and Hockey Development

Jordan Nolan, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings and a veteran of eight NHL seasons, returned to the Kings in a front office capacity this past October. Nolan serves as a Consultant in the club's Community and Hockey Development department as he is active in a number of team initiatives and programs. A member of the First Nations community, Nolan also plays a critical role in the Kings' We Are All Kings initiative, which is special programming that reflects values which the LA Kings holds to its core, inclusivity while ensuring every hockey player and fan feels welcome in the LA Kings family. 

Courtney Ports
Director, Community and Hockey Development

A SoCal native, Ports played in SCAHA for 14 years.

Ports has been full time with the LA Kings since 2010 and has spent the last 3 years focused on the growth of hockey in California.

He has worked directly with Ball Hockey, Learn to Play programs, and Camps stretching from the U.S., Mexico and China, all with a focus on growing the game and the LA Kings.

He also holds a USA Hockey Level 3 coaching certification.

Jordan Watt
Coordinator, Little Kings & Events

Jordan is in his first year with the LA Kings as the Lil' Kings Coordinator. The California native has his USA Hockey Coaching Level 2 and Officiating Level 3.

Since returning to California full-time, Jordan has focused on growing the game of hockey in Southern California as his initiative to inspire new young hockey players. Prior to joining the Kings, Jordan finished his hockey career playing 3 seasons of NCAA Division 3 hockey at Neumann University and Stevenson University.

Jordan played 3 seasons in the NAHL and 1 season in the QMJHL prior to becoming a Student Athlete.