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Darryl Sutter, 2006 NHL Awards

Darryl Sutter has coached the Kings since 2012, winning two Stanley Cups with the team.

The Los Angeles Kings are an American professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The team joined the NHL in 1967 as an expansion team with five other teams, and won their only Western Conference championship in 1993. Having first played at The Forum, the Kings have played their home games at the Staples Center since 1999.[2] The Kings are owned by Philip Anschutz and Edward P. Roski, Dean Lombardi is their general manager, and Dustin Brown is the team captain.[3][4]

There have been 22 head coaches for the Kings. The franchise's first head coach was Red Kelly, who coached for two seasons. Andy Murray is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (480), the most regular-season game wins (215), and the most regular-season Points (519); Tom Webster is the franchise's all-time leader for the most playoff games coached (28); Barry Melrose is the franchise's all-time leader for the most playoff-game wins (13), and the highest playoff winning percentage (.542), which is the only one over .500 out of the Kings' head coaches. Rogatien Vachon, who coached the Kings for three non-consecutive stints, is the Kings' all-time leader for the least regular-season games coached, with 10. Melrose is the only coach to have won a conference championship with the Kings, in the 1993 Stanley Cup playoffs.[2] Bob Pulford is the only head coach to have been awarded the Jack Adams Award with the Kings, having won it in the 1974–75 season.[5] Larry Regan and Don Perry have spent their entire NHL head coaching careers with the Kings. Roger Neilson, who coached the Kings for 28 games, is the only Kings head coach to have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder.[6] Darryl Sutter has been the head coach of the Kings since the 2011–12 season.

KeyEdit

# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins = 2 points
L Losses = 0 points
T Ties = 1 point
OT Overtime/shootout losses = 1 point[b]
PTS Points
Win% Winning percentage
* Spent entire NHL coaching career with the Kings
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder

CoachesEdit

Larry Robinson

Larry Robinson (shown wearing a Montreal Canadiens jersey) coached the Kings for four seasons.

Marccrawford 2006nhlawards

Marc Crawford was the head coach of the Kings from 2006 to 2008.

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2015–16 season.

# Name Term[c] Regular season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T/OT PTS Win% GC W L Win%
1 Red Kelly 19671969 150 55 75 20 130 .433 18 7 11 .389 [7]
2 Hal Laycoe 1969 24 5 18 1 11 .229 [8]
3 Johnny Wilson 1969–1970 52 9 34 9 27 .260 [9]
4 Larry Regan* 19701971 88 27 47 14 68 .386 [10]
5 Fred Glover 1971–1972 68 18 42 8 44 .324 [11]
6 Bob Pulford* 19721977 396 178 150 68 424 .535 26 11 15 .423 1974–75 Jack Adams Award winner[5] [12]
7 Ron Stewart 1977–1978 80 31 34 15 77 .481 2 0 2 .000 [13]
8 Bob Berry 19781981 240 107 94 39 253 .527 10 2 8 .200 [14]
9 Parker MacDonald 1981–1982 42 13 24 5 31 .369 [15]
10 Don Perry* 19821984 168 52 85 31 135 .402 10 4 6 .400 [16]
11 Rogatien Vachon 1984 2 1 0 1 3 .750 [17]
12 Roger Neilson1984 28 8 17 3 19 .339 [18]
13 Pat Quinn 19841987 202 75 101 26 176 .436 3 0 3 .000 [19]
14 Mike Murphy 19871987 65 20 37 8 48 .369 5 1 4 .200 [20]
Rogatien Vachon 1987 1 0 1 0 0 .000 [17]
15 Robbie Ftorek 19871989 132 65 56 11 141 .534 16 5 11 .313 [21]
16 Tom Webster 19891992 240 115 94 31 261 .544 28 12 16 .429 [22]
17 Barry Melrose 19921995 209 79 101 29 187 .447 24 13 11 .542 1993 Western Conference championship[2] [23]
Rogatien Vachon 1995 7 3 2 2 8 .571 [17]
18 Larry Robinson 19951999 328 122 161 45 289 .441 4 0 4 .000 [24]
19 Andy Murray 19992006 480 215 176 89 519 .541 24 10 14 .417 [25]
20 John Torchetti 2006 12 5 7 10 0 .417 [26]
21 Marc Crawford 20062008 164 59 84 21 139 .424 [27]
22 Terry Murray 20082011 275 139 106 30 308 .560 12 4 8 .333 [28]
23 John Stevens 2011 4 2 2 0 4 .500 [29]
24 Darryl Sutter 2011–present 343 186 112 45 417 .608 64 42 27 .641 2012, 2014 Stanley Cup[2]
2012, 2014 Western Conference championship[2]
[30]

NotesEdit

  • a  A running total of the number of coaches of the Kings. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b  Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.[31]
  • c  Each year is linked to an article about that particular NHL season.

ReferencesEdit

GeneralEdit

SpecificEdit

  1. Teams. NHL.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P.. Retrieved on 2009-02-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The History of the Los Angeles Kings. NHL.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P.. Retrieved on 2009-02-21.
  3. Team - Staff Directory. NHL.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P.. Retrieved on 2009-02-21.
  4. Kings Roster. NHL.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P.. Retrieved on 2009-02-21.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jack Adams Award. NHL. NHL Enterprises, L.P.. Retrieved on 2008-12-21.
  6. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees - Builders by Induction Year. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2009-02-21.
  7. Red Kelly Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  8. Hal Laycoe Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  9. Johnny Wilson Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  10. Larry Regan Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  11. Fred Glover Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  12. Bob Pulford Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  13. Ron Stewart Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  14. Bob Berry Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  15. Parker MacDonald Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  16. Don Perry Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Rogie Vachon Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  18. Roger Neilson Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  19. Pat Quinn Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  20. Mike Murphy Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  21. Robbie Ftorek Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  22. Tom Webster Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  23. Barry Melrose Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  24. Larry Robinson Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  25. Andy Murray Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  26. John Torchetti Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  27. Marc Crawford Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  28. Terry Murray Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2011-12-12.
  29. John Stevens Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2012-06-06.
  30. Darryl Sutter Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2012-06-06.
  31. Official Rules (PDF). NHL.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P.. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.

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