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John Stevens
Head Coach

John Stevens was named Head Coach of the LA Kings on April 23, 2017. He is set to begin his first season as Kings Head Coach in 2017-18, which will be his eighth season overall with the team.

Prior to being named Head Coach he served as the club's Associate Head Coach where he helped play a critical coaching role in the club's two Stanley Cup Championships, three trips to the Western Conference Finals and five playoff appearances.

On the defensive end in particular, Stevens has helped direct the Kings to top-10 finishes in fewest goals allowed per game in every year he has been with the Kings and since he was hired in 2010-11, the Kings hold the lowest goals against per game average in the league. The club's penalty killing percentage has ranked in the Top-10 in four out of the seven years he has been with the club including the fourth-best penalty killing unit since he was hired. In 2013-14, the Kings won the William M. Jennings Trophy as the team with the lowest goals-against-average (GAA) in the league, the first time in franchise history the Kings have won the award, and this past season the Kings ranked sixth in fewest goals allowed.  

Stevens, who served as the Kings Head Coach for four games in December of 2011, worked as the Head Coach of the Philadelphia Flyers (2006-09) prior to joining the Kings. With Philadelphia he had a 120-109-34 record while leading the Flyers to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2008. 

The native of Campbellton, New Brunswick, took over as the Flyers Head Coach on October 22, 2006, after beginning the 2006-07 campaign as the club's Assistant Coach. The Flyers were 21-42-11 under Stevens in 2006-07, before having a great turn-around in 2007-08 (the Flyers had an NHL-best 39-point improvement from the year before). In Philadelphia Stevens coached a team that featured six 20-goal scorers (2007-08) and those Flyers were one of two NHL teams to feature three defensemen who registered 30 points. Following that season The Hockey News honored Stevens with their Coach of the Year Award.

In 2007-08 the Flyers went 42-29-11 in the regular season and qualified for the playoffs before eliminating Washington in the first round and top-seeded Montreal in the second round. Stevens guided Philadelphia to a 99-point season in 2008-09 (44-27-11) and the team's second consecutive playoff appearance. He was 13-11-1 to start the 2009-10 campaign before he was relieved of his duties on December 4, 2009. That Flyers club eventually reached the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.

Before his NHL coaching tenure, Stevens was the Head Coach of the Philadelphia Phantoms (the Flyers' AHL affiliate) for six years (2000-01 through 2005-06). His Phantoms made the playoffs four times and won the Calder Cup Championship in 2005. In 2012, he was inducted into the AHL Hall of Fame.

Stevens was drafted by the Flyers (third round, 47th overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and played parts of five seasons with Philadelphia and Hartford, totaling 10 points (0-10=10) and 48 penalty minutes in 53 NHL regular season games. In 834 career AHL games Stevens, a defenseman, had 188 points (21-167=188), 1,397 penalty minutes and won three Calder Cups: 1988 with Hershey, 1991 with Springfield (team captain) and 1998 with the Phantoms (team captain). 

Stevens is officially the 27th Head Coach in Kings history with 24 different men - including Stevens - having served as Head Coach. When Stevens served as the Kings Head Coach for four games during the 2011-12 regular season (Dec. 13, Dec. 15, Dec. 17 and Dec. 19), the Kings posted a 2-2-0 record. Stevens replaced Terry Murray (his last game was December 10, 2011) before Darryl Sutter was hired (his first game was December 22, 2011). 

John, 51 (5/4/66), and his wife, Stacy, have two sons, John and Nolan.

As of July, 2017

Dave Lowry
Assistant Coach

Dave Lowry is in his first season as an Assistant Coach with the LA Kings. He was named to his current position on May 30, 2017.

Lowry joined the Kings with an extensive coaching resume that includes experience at the NHL and Western Hockey League (WHL) levels. Prior to coaching, Lowry enjoyed a playing career which included more than 1,000 regular season games in the NHL.

Most recently Lowry served as the Head Coach for the Victoria Royals (WHL) for the past five seasons. His club posted a winning record each season and the club made the playoffs all five years (they advanced to the second round on three occasions). Overall the team posted a 209-124-27 record under Lowry's direction.

Before the Royals Lowry spent close to a decade with the Calgary Flames organization in a number of different capacities. For three seasons (2009-12) he was an Assistant Coach with the Flames. Prior to that he garnered his first coaching experience with the Calgary Hitmen (WHL) where he served as Head Coach, Associate Head Coach and Assistant Coach at different times. In 2009, his lone season at the helm, his squad advanced to the WHL Final.

In 2003-04, Lowry concluded his playing career. He originally broke in with the Vancouver Canucks in 1985 and went on to play for the Blues, Panthers, Sharks and Flames (where he served as team captain). He played in 1,084 NHL regular season games and totaled 351 points (164-187=351) and 1191 penalty minutes. He scored at least 10 goals in six different seasons and he was a member of the Florida team that advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in 1995. In the playoffs, Lowry participated in 111 games and recorded 36 points (16-20=36). His playing career ended in 2004 when the Flames lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. 

Dave, 52 (February 14, 1965), is a native of Ottawa. He and his wife Elaine have four children: Sarah, Joel, Adam and Tessa.

As of July, 2017

Don Nachbaur
Assistant Coach

Don Nachbaur is in his first season as an Assistant Coach with the LA Kings. He was named to his current position on June 22, 2017.

Nachbaur joined the Kings after serving as Head Coach of the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the past seven seasons (2010-17) and leading his team to the WHL playoffs in six of those seven campaigns. He is a three-time WHL Coach of the Year and is the only coach to win the award with three different teams (Spokane, Tri-City and Seattle). He is also the third winningest coach in WHL history (693 wins). 

The native of Kitimat, British Columbia, has more than 20 years of coaching experience and served as Head Coach of the WHL's Tri-City Americans from 2003-09, the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds from 1994-00, and in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Binghamton Senators in 2009-10. He also worked as an Assistant Coach for the Philadelphia Phantoms from 2000-02 and the Binghamton Rangers in 1991. 

While with the Phantoms, he was the Assistant Coach under Kings Head Coach John Stevens, who served as Head Coach of the Phantoms from 2000-06. Just like during their coaching careers, the playing careers of Nachbaur, 58 (1/30/59), and Stevens intersected as they played in the Philadelphia/Hershey system together. They were teammates in Philadelphia (NHL) and Hershey from 1986 to 1990. 
Nachbaur enjoyed a successful playing career that included 223 NHL regular season games and 11 playoff games over eight seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers (1985-90), the Edmonton Oilers (1982-83) and the Hartford Whalers (1980-82). His regular season totals included 69 points (23-46=69) and 465 penalty minutes. He was selected by Hartford in the third round (60th overall) of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut with the Whalers during the 1980-81 season. 

Nachbaur spent parts of nine seasons in the AHL with Hershey, New Haven (the Kings' minor affiliate at the time) and Moncton. He won a Calder Cup championship with the Bears in 1988. He also played professionally in Austria and Nachbaur has coached in several international tournaments. 

Don and wife Kim reside in Richland, Washington. They have two children: Sydney and Daniel.

As of July, 2017

Pierre Turgeon
Assistant Coach

Pierre Turgeon is in his first season as an Assistant Coach with the LA Kings. He was named to his current position on July 10, 2017.

Turgeon is making his NHL coaching debut with the Kings. The native of Rouyn, Quebec, ranks 38th all-time in career NHL goals after scoring 515 of them over 19 NHL seasons with Colorado, Dallas, St. Louis, Montreal, the New York Islanders and Buffalo. He was selected first overall by the Sabres in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut with them during the 1987-88 season. 

Turgeon averaged 1.03 points-per-game during his long career. He authored nine seasons of 30-plus goals and eight seasons of 80-plus points, and he set career highs in goals (58), assists (74) and points (132) during the 1992-93 season, a season in which he was also named the winner of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. He was a five-time NHL All-Star (1990, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 2000) who in addition to ranking 38th all-time in career NHL goals (515), is also 21st all-time in career NHL power play goals (190), tied for 21st all-time in career NHL game-winning goals (86), 30th all-time in career NHL assists (812) and 32nd all-time in career NHL points (1,327). Turgeon also skated in 109 career Stanley Cup playoff games, totaling 97 points (35-62=97) and 36 penalty minutes in those playoff contests. 

Turgeon, who recorded more than 100 goals and 300-plus points in separate stints with Buffalo (1987-1991), the New York Islanders (1991-1995) and St. Louis (1996-01), announced his retirement as a player following the 2005-06 NHL season. 

Since retiring as a player, Turgeon, 47 (August 28, 1969), has been active in coaching his kids at different levels until a couple of years ago.

Pierre is married to Elisabeth. They have a daughter Alexandra, a son Dominic (drafted by the Red Wings) and daughter Valerie (playing hockey at Harvard University).

As of July, 2017

Bill Ranford
Goaltending Coach

Bill Ranford is in his 11th season as the Goaltending Coach with the Kings. He was named to his position on July 10, 2006 and is the longest tenured goalie coach in team history.

Upon Ranford joining the club the Kings team goals-against average (GAA) dropped steadily during each of his first six seasons. This past season Kings goaltenders combined for nine shutouts, the third most in the league, and ranked sixth in the league in goals against (201, not including shootout goals).

In 2013-14, the Kings won the William M. Jennings Trophy as the team with the lowest goals-against-average (GAA) in the league, the first time in franchise history the Kings have won the award. That same season Kings goalies allowed a franchise-low 168 goals (not including shootout goals), an all-time record with 13 shutouts and a 2.02 GAA. 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 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.

Ranford, 50 (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 July, 2017