Jordan Nolan, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings and a veteran of eight NHL seasons, has returned to the Kings in a front office capacity.
Nolan will serve as a Consultant in the club's Community and Hockey Development department as he will be active in a number of team initiatives and programs. A member of the First Nations community, Nolan will also play 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.
Said Nolan: "The LA Kings organization has always been special to my family and me. To be given the opportunity to come back and work with the Kings is an honor. I'm thankful for the opportunity and look forward to making a difference in the Los Angeles community."
Nolan originally joined the Kings when the club selected him in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut during the 2011-12 season and is a member of the team's 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Championship teams having played in 30 postseason contests with Los Angeles.
Born in Garden River First Nations, Ontario, Canada, Nolan will make a variety of Community and Hockey Development Appearances including being involved in Little Kings and We Are All Kings camps. He will lead planning meetings and develop training curriculum to improve the skill set of all area players and coaches.
"Jordan has always played a key role in the community wherever he has been, and it is great that he is returning to Los Angeles where he can again benefit our community in particular," said Jennifer Pope, the club's Senior Vice President, Community and Hockey Development. "He is a tremendous addition to our team and our department, and we are looking forward to working with him in this role with our We Are All Kings initiative."
A veteran of 292 games with the Kings over seven seasons, Nolan played in 375 total regular season NHL games with the Kings, Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues, where he was part of the Blues' 2019 Stanley Cup Championship. Nolan, who is First Nation Ojibway on his dad's side and First Nation Maliseet on his mom's side, played this past season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
The Kings return to full capacity at STAPLES Center beginning this Thursday with the club's regular season opener versus Vegas. The Kings-Golden Knights season opener on October 14 kicks off a two-game homestand that concludes with a game against the Minnesota Wild on October 16. The Kings then embark on their first road trip of the year, a four-game set that begins on October 19 at Nashville.
off a two-game homestand that concludes with a game against the Minnesota Wild on October 16. The Kings then embark on their first road trip of the year, a four-game set that begins on October 19 at Nashville.
Thursday's game begins at 7:30 p.m. and fans are encouraged to be their seats early for pre-game Opening Night festivities. The contest will be broadcast on Bally Sports West and the LA Kings Iheart Audio Network with pre-game shows.