Complete List Of Los Angeles Kings Head Coaches In Order

List Of Los Angeles Kings Head Coaches In Order

Complete List Of Los Angeles Kings Head Coaches In Order looks at a team founded in 1967. The Los Angeles Kings have been a mainstay in the National Hockey League (NHL) for over half a century. While the team has seen its fair share of ups and downs, they’ve also celebrated incredible successes, including two Stanley Cup victories. Integral to their journey has been the head coaches who have steered the ship through calm and choppy waters alike. This comprehensive list honors those men, offering insight into their contributions both on and off the ice.

1 – Red Kelly (1967-1969)

Born in 1927 in Simcoe, Ontario. As a player, Kelly laced up for the Detroit Red Wings (1947-1960) and Toronto Maple Leafs (1960-1967). After the Kings, he went on to coach the Pittsburgh Penguins (1969-1973) and Toronto Maple Leafs (1973-1977).

2 – Hal Laycoe (1969-1970)

Born in 1922 in Sutherland, Saskatchewan. Laycoe played for the New York Rangers (1945-1951) and Boston Bruins (1951-1955).

3 – Larry Regan (1970-1971)

Born in 1930 in North Bay, Ontario. Regan’s playing days were spent with the Boston Bruins (1956-1959) and Toronto Maple Leafs (1959-1961).

4 – Fred Glover (1971-1972)

Born in 1928 in Toronto, Ontario. Glover played for the Detroit Red Wings (1948-1949), Chicago Black Hawks (1950-1951), and California Golden Seals (1971-1972). Besides the Kings, he coached the California Golden Seals (1969-1971).

5 – Bob Pulford (1972-1975)

Born in 1936 in Newton Robinson, Ontario. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1956-1970) and Los Angeles Kings (1970-1972). Pulford later coached the Chicago Black Hawks (1977-1979, 1981-1982, 1999-2000, and 2003-2004).

6 – Rogie Vachon (1976)

Born in 1945 in Palmarolle, Quebec. Vachon played in nets for the Montreal Canadiens (1966-1971), Los Angeles Kings (1971-1978), Detroit Red Wings (1978-1980), and Boston Bruins (1980-1982).

7 – Bob Berry (1976-1977)

Born in 1943 in Montreal, Quebec. As a player, Berry was with the Los Angeles Kings (1968-1974) and Montreal Canadiens (1974-1977). His coaching career included stints with the Montreal Canadiens (1981-1984) and St. Louis Blues (1986-1988).

8 – Ron Stewart (1977-1978)

Born in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta. He played for the New York Rangers (1952-1962), Boston Bruins (1962-1965), St. Louis Blues (1965-1968), New York Rangers again (1968-1971), Vancouver Canucks (1971-1972), and New York Islanders (1972).

9 – Bob Berry (1978-1981)

(Refer to entry #7 for his details.)

10 – Parker MacDonald (1981)

Born in 1933 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. MacDonald played for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1952-1953, 1954-1957), New York Rangers (1957-1958), Detroit Red Wings (1958-1965), Boston Bruins (1965-1969), and Minnesota North Stars (1969-1970).

11 – Don Perry (1981-1984)

Don Perry was born on March 16, 1930. He hailed from the city of Edmonton, Alberta.

12 – Rogatien Vachon (1984)

(Refer to entry #6 for his details.)

13 – Pat Quinn (1984-1987)

Born in 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario. Quinn played for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1968-1969), Vancouver Canucks (1970-1972), and Atlanta Flames (1972-1977). Beyond the Kings, he coached the Philadelphia Flyers (1978-1982), Vancouver Canucks (1990-1996), Toronto Maple Leafs (1998-2006), and Edmonton Oilers (2009-2010).

14 – Mike Murphy (1987-1989)

Born in 1950 in Toronto, Ontario. Murphy played for the St. Louis Blues (1971-1973), New York Rangers (1973-1976), Los Angeles Kings (1976-1983), and the Washington Capitals (1983).

15 – Robbie Ftorek (1989-1991)

Born in 1952 in Needham, Massachusetts. Ftorek played in the WHA before joining the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings (1979-1980) and New York Rangers (1980-1981). He also coached the New Jersey Devils (1998-2000) and Boston Bruins(2001-2003).

16 – Tom Webster (1991-1992)

Born in 1948 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Webster played for the Boston Bruins (1968-1969), Detroit Red Wings (1969-1972), and California Golden Seals (1972-1973).

17 – Barry Melrose (1992-1995)

Born in 1956 in Kelvington, Saskatchewan. Melrose played for the Winnipeg Jets (1979-1980), Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-1981), and the Detroit Red Wings (1981-1983).

18 – Larry Robinson (1995-1999)

Born in 1951 in Winchester, Ontario. Robinson played for the Montreal Canadiens (1972-1989) and Los Angeles Kings (1989-1992). He also coached the New Jersey Devils (2000-2002, 2005-2006).

19 – Andy Murray (1999-2006)

Born in 1951 in Gladstone, Manitoba. Murray didn’t have an NHL playing career. He coached the St. Louis Blues (2006-2010).

20 – John Torchetti (2006, interim)

Born in 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts. He didn’t have an NHL playing career but coached the Florida Panthers (2003-2004) and Minnesota Wild (2016).

21 – Marc Crawford (2006-2008)

Born in 1961 in Belleville, Ontario. He played for the Vancouver Canucks (1981-1987). Crawford also coached the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche (1994-1998), Vancouver Canucks (1998-2006), Dallas Stars (2009-2011), and Ottawa Senators (2018-2019).

22 – Terry Murray (2008-2011)

Born in 1950 in Shawville, Quebec. Murray played for the California Golden Seals (1972-1974), Philadelphia Flyers (1974-1976), Detroit Red Wings (1976-1982), and Washington Capitals (1982-1990). He also coached the Washington Capitals (1990-1994), Philadelphia Flyers (1994-1997), and Florida Panthers (1998-2000).

23 – John Stevens (2011-2012, 2017-2018)

Born in 1966 in Campbellton, New Brunswick. Stevens played for the Philadelphia Flyers (1986-1988). He also coached the Philadelphia Flyers (2006-2009).

24 – Darryl Sutter (2012-2017,)

Born in 1958 in Viking, Alberta. Sutter played for the Chicago Black Hawks (1979-1987). He also coached the Chicago Black Hawks (1992-1995), San Jose Sharks (1997-2002), and Calgary Flames (2002-2006).

25 – Willie Desjardins (2018–2019)

Willie Desjardins was born on February 11, 1957. Desjardins hails from the city of Climax, Saskatchewan, Canada.

26 – Todd McLellan (2019 – present)

Born in 1967 in Melville, Saskatchewan. McLellan did not play in the NHL. Apart from the Oilers, he coached the San Jose Sharks (2008-2015)

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