The magnitude of being an NHL head coach hit Jim Hiller on the morning of his first game.
The LA Kings have named D.J. Smith as an assistant coach, joining assistant coaches Trent Yawney and Derik Johnson, goaltending coach Mike Buckley and video coordinator Samson Lee on interim head coach Jim Hiller’s staff.
The LA Kings have relieved Todd McLellan of his duties and named Jim Hiller interim head coach for the remainder of the season, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.
The LA Kings are over 90 percent on the penalty kill.
The LA Kings have promoted David Torrie to Coordinator of Pro Scouting and Derik Johnson to the role of Assistant Coach.
Has led Los Angeles to Stanley Cup Playoffs past 2 seasons.
The kids showed up an hour before the Los Angeles Kings arrived at O’Brien Icehouse on Wednesday.
The LA Kings announced today that Mike Buckley has been named the team’s NHL goaltending coach.
Kings goaltending department features new roles for Ranford and Matt Millar.
Being an assistant coach in the NHL is a pretty sweet gig. You get paid less than the top guy, for sure, but you also get fewer hours, fewer meetings, fewer non-hockey responsibilities, fewer headaches.
The Ontario Reign have always enjoyed a great relationship with their NHL affiliate, the Los Angeles Kings, but a new leader behind the bench this season has the two even more in sync.
The LA Kings have named Jim Hiller as an assistant coach.