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LA Kings and AEG Members Make LA Daily News "Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports"

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

Six members of the LA Kings and AEG, along with the likes of Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, and Vin Scully; have been included in the Los Angeles News Group first ever list of the most powerful owners, executives, athletes, agents, and institutions in Los Angeles' sports scene.

2. Philip Anschutz, Chairman, Anschutz Entertainment Group

"The world’s largest owner of sports teams and sporting events owns the reigning NHL and MLS champions, the L.A. Kings and L.A. Galaxy, in addition to a third of the Lakers. Staples Center and StubHub Center are two of 125 sports and music venues worldwide controlled by AEG."

15. Dan Beckerman, President and CEO AEG

"The president and CEO of AEG is the face of the company that owns the Galaxy, the Kings, Staples Center and StubHub Center, to name a few of AEG’s hundreds of properties around the world."

31. Dean Lombardi, Kings President and G.M.

"Now in his ninth year with the Kings organization, the general manager built the first two championships teams in franchise history largely through the draft, putting his fingerprints all over the two Stanley Cups and setting up the Kings for potential success for years to come."

45. Darryl Sutter, Kings Head Coach

"Leading his team to the 2012 title as a No. 8 seed followed by a 2014 championship run that included Game 7 victories in three consecutive playoff series, Sutter isn’t just bringing home hardware, he’s doing it in a fashion that won’t soon be forgotten in Los Angeles."

50. Pat Donahue, Kings Director of Digital Media

The man behind the L.A. Kings innovative twitter account epitomizes the power of social media combined with sports. Whether he’s bantering with fans or foes, Donahue’s wit and creativity have stolen a few headlines from those on the ice during a run that claimed two of the last three Stanley Cups.

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