List of Los Angeles Kings general managers

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Rob Blake is the current general manager of the Los Angeles Kings.

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 first Stanley Cup in 2012. Having first played at The Forum, the Kings have played their home games at the Staples Center since 1999. The team has had nine general managers since their inception.[2]

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Los Angeles Kings
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Larry Regan June 8, 1967 November 26, 1973
  • Team entered league and began play for the 1967–68 season
  • Acquired Rogie Vachon in a 1971 trade
  • 2 playoff appearances
[3][4]
2 Jake Milforddagger December 17, 1973 May 26, 1977 [5][6]
3 George Maguire May 26, 1977 January 30, 1984
  • 5 playoff appearances
[6][7]
4 Rogie Vachon January 30, 1984 June 25, 1992 [7][8]
5 Nick Beverley June 25, 1992 May 18, 1994
  • 1 Stanley Cup Finals appearance (1993)
  • 1 conference title and 1 playoff appearance
[8][9]
6 Sam McMaster May 24, 1994 April 22, 1997
  • 0 playoff appearances
[10][11]
7 Dave Taylor April 22, 1997 April 18, 2006
  • 4 playoff appearances
[11][12]
8 Dean Lombardi April 21, 2006 April 10, 2017 [13][14]
9 Rob Blake April 10, 2017
  • 0 playoff appearances
[14]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rosters, Arena Information, and Aerial Maps". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "KINGS ALL-TIME GMS – Los Angeles Kings – Kings' History". Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Red Kelly Is Finally 'King'". The News-Palladium. June 9, 1967. p. 15. Retrieved July 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Regan Resigns As Kings' GM". Albuquerque Journal. December 6, 1973. p. 60. Retrieved July 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "REGAN OUT, MILFORD IN AS KING G.M.". Independent. December 18, 1973. p. 35. Retrieved July 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Kings appoint Maguire G.M.". Progress Bulletin. May 27, 1977. p. 41. Retrieved July 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ a b "Transactions". The New York Times. January 31, 1984. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Kings name Melrose coach; shuffle front office". UPI. June 25, 1992. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Kings shuffle front office after missing playoffs". UPI. May 18, 1994. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Kings Pick a New General Manager". The New York Times. May 25, 1994. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Kings Promote Taylor". The New York Times. April 23, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  12. ^ "KINGS PRESIDENT/GM DAVE TAYLOR RELIEVED OF HIS DUTIES". Los Angeles Kings. April 18, 2006. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  13. ^ "KINGS HIRE DEAN LOMBARDI AS PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER". Los Angeles Kings. April 21, 2006. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "AEG Announces Front Office Changes for LA Kings". Los Angeles Kings. April 10, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.