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Todd McLellan just finished his second season with the LA Kings and is the 29th head coach in franchise history. Before joining the Kings, McLellan has 11 seasons of NHL head coaching experience from his time with the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks. He won a Stanley Cup in 2008 with the Detroit Red Wings while serving as the team’s assistant coach.
McLellan began his coaching career in 1993 in the SJHL before joining the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL in 1994. He served as both the head coach and general manager for Swift Current for six seasons, being named WHL Executive of the Year in 1997 and WHL Coach of the Year in 2000. After his time in the WHL, McLellan spent one season in the IHL with Cleveland and four seasons in the AHL with Houston. In 2003, McLellan led the Houston Aeros to the Calder Cup Championship. He made the jump to the NHL in 2005 with the Detroit Red Wings, serving as the team’s assistant coach.
On an international stage, McLellan served as head coach for Team Canada at the 2015 World Championship of Hockey leading the team to capture a gold medal for the first time since 2007 and as head coach for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.