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.
Thursday just happened to be the fifth anniversary of The Comeback on Katella, the playoff game wedged in the hearts of Anaheim Ducks fans and the game still capable of generating nightmares for Edmonton Oilers fans.
Will become 31st in history to reach milestone when Kings host Kraken on Monday.
McLellan is the 27th coach in league history to reach 500 wins. He is in his third season behind the Kings’ bench after previous stops in Edmonton and San Jose.
Kings coach Todd McLellan on rebuilding strides, a competitive camp and important veteran additions: Q&A
The countdown to training camp is down to hours, not days or months, and the Kings coaching staff has long been ready to start working with the invited players.
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It may not have come as much of a shock to many but after Friday’s loss to Colorado, the LA Kings were officially eliminated from playoff contention.