The LA Kings have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract for Todd McLellan to serve as the club's new head coach, it was announced today by Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.
McLellan becomes the 29th head coach in club history, and he comes with a wealth of experience as a head coach in the NHL, having already logged 11 seasons of head coaching experience in both Edmonton (three-plus seasons with the Oilers) and San Jose (seven seasons with the Sharks). In 2008, he won a Stanley Cup Championship while serving as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings.
McLellan's has a career record of 434-282-90 in 806 regular season games (.594 points percentage). His 434 regular season wins are ranked 33rd all-time and 11th among active coaches in the NHL. McLellan-led teams have eclipsed the 50-win plateau three times and 100-plus points five times during his coaching career. Additionally, his teams have advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in seven of his 10 full seasons behind an NHL bench and he has a career post-season record of 37-38 over 75 games (.493 winning percentage).