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Todd McLellan
Head Coach

The Kings named Todd McLellan as the club's new head coach on April 16. 2019. McLellan is the 29th head coach in club history and he joined the Kings with a wealth of experience as an NHL head coach.

Upon joining the Kings, McLellan had already logged 11 seasons as a head coaching in both Edmonton (three-plus seasons with the Oilers) and San Jose (seven seasons with the Sharks). He has also won at the highest levels in the game (Stanley Cup Champion as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008).

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.

McLellan most recently served as the head coach of the Oilers for three-plus seasons. He had a 123-119-24 record in 266 regular season games with the Oilers (.508 points percentage) before being relieved of his duties after the club posted a record of 9-10-1 over the first 20 games of the 2018-19 season. 

McLellan led the Oilers to a 47-26-9 record and 103 points during the 2016-17 season, a season in which the Oilers finished in second place in the Pacific Division before getting to within one win of advancing to the Western Conference Final (lost 2-1 to Anaheim in Game 7 of the Pacific Division Final on May 10, 2017). The 2016-17 season marked the first 100-plus point season for the Oilers since 1986-87, and the furthest advancement for the Oilers in the playoffs since 2005-06. 

In 2014-15, McLellan served as the head coach of Team Canada at the 2015 World Hockey Championship, leading Canada to its first gold medal since 2007. The team had an undefeated record of 10-0 and an impressive 6-1 win over Team Russia in the Gold Medal Final. He was also the head coach of Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. 

McLellan spent seven seasons as the head coach of the San Jose Sharks prior to joining the Oilers, posting a record of 311-163-66 in 540 regular season games (.637 points percentage). During his tenure in San Jose, McLellan led the Sharks to six playoff appearances, six 40-plus win seasons, four 100-point seasons, a Presidents' Trophy (2009), three Pacific Division titles and San Jose made back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference Final (2010 and 2011). 

No head coach in NHL history has won more games in their first four seasons behind the bench than the 195 collected by McLellan from 2008-12. In 2010, McLellan became just the third head coach in NHL history to record 50-plus wins in his first two seasons as a bench boss. McLellan was named a finalist for the NHL's Jack Adams Trophy in 2008-09 and he became just the sixth NHL head coach (first since 1990) to lead his team to the Presidents' Trophy, posting a record of 53-18-11 in his first season in the Bay Area. 

Prior to joining San Jose, McLellan spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Red Wings. One of McLellan's key responsibilities was Detroit's power play, which finished first in the NHL in 2005-06 (22.1 percent) and third in 2007-08 (20.7 percent). McLellan won a Stanley Cup in 2008 with the Wings, as well as two Presidents' Trophies (2006 and 2008). 

Before entering the NHL coaching ranks, McLellan spent four seasons as the head coach with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Houston Aeros, capturing the 2003 Calder Cup Championship. Under his guidance the Aeros won 154 wins and made four consecutive trips to the playoffs, and he was named the 2003 Minor Coach of the Year by The Hockey News. He was also selected to coach two AHL All-Star Games during his tenure in Houston. 

McLellan spent the 2000-01 season as the head coach of the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League (IHL). The Lumberjacks posted 43 regular season wins before advancing to the playoffs. 

McLellan also spent six seasons in junior hockey as the head coach with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League (WHL), where he also served as the general manager in his final four seasons. He was named the WHL Executive of the Year in 1997 and WHL Coach of the Year in 2000. The Broncos also captured division titles in 1996 and 2000 under McLellan. 

McLellan, 51 (1/3/67), was born in Melville, Saskatchewan. He played his junior hockey in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades and he was drafted by the New York Islanders in the fifth round (104th overall) of the 1986 NHL Draft. He played parts of two seasons with Springfield of the AHL, and he played in five games with the Islanders during the 1987-88 season, posting two points (1-1=2) before a shoulder injury ended his playing career. 


As of August, 2019

 

Trent Yawney
Assistant Coach

Trent Yawney was named a Kings assistant coach on June 18, 2019.

Yawney joined the Kings after serving as Assistant Coach with the Edmonton Oilers during the 2018-19 season under Todd McLellan. Prior to his year with Edmonton, he served as an Assistant Coach for the Anaheim Ducks for four years (2014-18).

The native of Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, has more than 15 years of coaching experience on his resume. He was named the Head Coach of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2005 and held a 33-55-15 record over part of two seasons in Chicago. He also served under McLellan in San Jose for three years (2008-11). At the American Hockey League level he was the Head Coach of the Norfolk Admirals for seven seasons (two stints: 2000-05 and 2011-14), leading them to the playoffs in six-of-seven seasons. 

Yawney enjoyed a successful playing career that included 593 NHL regular season games and 60 Stanley Cup playoff games over 12 seasons with the Blackhawks (1987-91 and 1997-99), the Calgary Flames (1991-96) and St. Louis Blues (1996-97). His regular season totals included 129 points (27-102=129) and 783 penalty minutes and he collected 26 points (9-17=26) and 81 penalty minutes during his NHL postseason career. He enjoyed consecutive trips to the Western Conference Final with Chicago during the 1989 and 1990 playoffs, before falling to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Calgary Flames in 1989 and the Bill Ranford-led Edmonton Oilers in 1990. 

Yawney was drafted by Chicago in the third round (45th overall) of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and he made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks during the 1987-88 season. 

Yawney, 53 (9/29/65), also represented Team Canada on multiple occasions, including being named the captain during the 1988 Winter Olympics Games, helping Canada to a fourth-place finish on home ice (Calgary hosted the Olympics that year). He also competed for Canada in the 1991 and 1992 World Championship, winning a Silver Medal in 1991.

Yawney and McLellan also had playing careers which intersected early on. The two played together for two seasons with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League from 1983-85. 

Trent is married. He and his wife, Charlane, have two children - Ashley and Conor - and live in Chicago.


As of August, 2019
 

Bill Ranford
Goaltending Coach

Bill Ranford is in his 14th season as the Goaltending Coach with the Kings. He was named to his position in July of 2006 and he is the longest tenured goalie coach in team history and the longest tenured member of the club's current coaching staff.

In 2017-18 the Kings won the William M. Jennings Trophy as the team with the lowest goals-against-average (GAA) in the league. The Kings that season also allowed the fewest goals (203) in the NHL. It was the second time the Kings have won the award, having also won the award in 2013-14. During that season Kings goalies allowed a franchise-low 168 goals (not including shootout goals), a record 13 shutouts and a 2.02 GAA.

Upon Ranford joining the club the Kings team goals-against average (GAA) dropped steadily during each of his first six seasons. In 2011-12, the club enjoyed a .924 save percentage (tied for third in the NHL that season) which remains a franchise best. During the 2012 playoffs the Kings posted a 1.45 team GAA over 20 games and Jonathan Quick, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner, had three shutouts. In 2013, the Kings posted a 1.80 team GAA in the postseason, the best mark in the NHL, along with another three playoff shutouts for Quick.

Quick, who was also a Jennings Trophy runner-up in 2012, is the only active goalie with three Jennings wins and runners-ups combined, and he and Corey Crawford are the only active goalies with two Jennings Trophies.

Ranford, 52 (12/14/66), had worked as the Goaltending Consultant with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League for two seasons before joining the Kings. In addition, Ranford - a two-time Stanley Cup Champion goalie with the Edmonton Oilers in 1988 and 1990 and the Conn Smythe Trophy winner in 1990 - has also worked as a Goaltending Consultant with the Burnaby Express of the British Columbia Hockey League (Tier II Junior), of which he was a part-owner. 

Ranford, who shares the NHL's single season playoff record for most wins by a goaltender with 16 victories in 1990, completed a stellar 15-year NHL playing career following the 1999-00 season. Originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the third-round (52nd overall) of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, Ranford had a regular season record of 240-279-76, 15 shutouts, a 3.41 goals-against-average and a .888 save-percentage in 647 regular season NHL contests with the Oilers, Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals. He also played in a total of a 53 NHL playoff games, and he played for the Oilers alumni team at the outdoor Heritage Classic in 2003 in Alberta and in 2016 in Winnipeg.

Ranford, an All-Star during the 1990-91 season, made his acting debut in the movie Miracle, where he performed scenes as a "stunt double" of Jim Craig, Team USA's goalie during the 1980 Winter Olympics. A native of Brandon, Manitoba, Ranford is a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

Bill and his wife Kelly have two children: daughters Cassady and Tristan. They live in New Westminster, British Columbia.  

As of September, 2019

Marco Sturm
Assistant Coach

Marco Sturm was named a Kings assistant coach on November 4, 2018. He is currently in his second season as a member of the Kings coaching staff and his first full season.

At the time he joined the Kings coaching staff, the former Kings forward was serving as the head coach and general manager of the German National Team. His coaching resume in his native Germany includes winning the 2015 Deutschland-Cup title as head coach and general manager; coaching the German entry at the 2016 World Championship to a quarterfinal appearance; coaching the squad to another quarterfinal appearance at the 2017 IIHF World Championship; and earning a Silver Medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games after winning a qualifying tournament for Olympic participation in 2016.

Sturm, 41 (9/8/78), is a native of Dingolfing, Germany. He appeared in 938 NHL games during his playing career that spanned over 14 seasons. He registered 487 total points during his career (242-245=487), a career plus-59 rating and 446 penalty minutes. He played for six different teams including eight seasons with San Jose.

Marco and his wife, Astrid, have two children.

As of September, 2019

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