List of Los Angeles Kings general managers

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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 eight 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 [3][4]
2 Jake Milforddagger December 17, 1973 May 26, 1977 [5][6]
3 George Maguire May 26, 1977 January 30, 1984 [6][7]
4 Rogie Vachon January 30, 1984 June 25, 1992 Acquired Wayne Gretzky in a trade with Edmonton Oilers [7][8]
5 Nick Beverley June 25, 1992 May 18, 1994 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 1993 [8][9]
6 Sam McMaster May 24, 1994 April 22, 1997 Wayne Gretzky traded to St. Louis Blues [10][11]
7 Dave Taylor April 22, 1997 April 18, 2006 [11][12]
8 Dean Lombardi April 21, 2006 Won Stanley Cup two times (2012, 2014) [13]

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.

See also[edit]

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.