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Derek Armstrong
Director, Hockey Programming and Curriculum

Derek Armstrong played 17 years professional hockey, 12 years in the NHL for five different clubs, he proudly represented Team Canada, and also spent a season in the Swiss Elite A League during the lockout.

He is currently Director of Programming and Curriculum for the LA Kings, where he is striving to grow the game of hockey in California.

He led the Jr Bison to the finals as Assistant Coach, coached numerous youth teams in Colorado and had the opportunity to be Head Coach, GM and President of the Denver Cutthroats of the CHL, where he led them 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.

Kyle Calder

Kyle Calder, who has been involved in California youth hockey for the past six years after retiring from a 13-year NHL Career with the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, LA Kings, and Anaheim Ducks.

Calder has dedicated his time to growing the game in California, helping kids understand the game on and off the ice. He wants the kids to have the passion he has, and help them full fill their dreams of some day having a career in hockey.

An Alberta Native, Calder played in the WHL for the Regina Pats and Kamloops Blazers also representing Canada at the World Junior Championships, where he won a Gold Medal in 1999. He also represented Canada four times at the World Championships, winning a Gold Medal in 2003. He also served as the assistant captain with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Daryl Evans
President, LA Lions

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

He currently coaches the LA Lions.

Originally selected by the Kings in the ninth-round (178th overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, the left wing recorded 52 points (22-30=52) in 113 career NHL games with the Kings, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs. In 11 career playoff games, Evans registered 13 points (all of those 13 points came with the Kings during the 1982 playoffs).

Evans, additionally, continues to serve as a Power Skating Consultant for the Kings, having started those duties in 2007; he works as a TV Analyst (pre-game, post-game and intermissions) for Kings games on FOX Sports West.

He was nominated twice for the best Radio Analyst Award (2015, 2016) by the Southern California Sports Broadcasting group, and the local chapter of the American Heart Association honored Evans with their inaugural "KING OF HEARTS" award.