McLellan-led teams have eclipsed the 50-win plateau three times and 100-plus points five times during his coaching career. After adding Kovalchuk as a free agent last summer, Los Angeles got off to its awful start this fall while playing largely without Quick and forward Dustin Brown, who were both out with injuries for long stretches. - No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Sutter, who was born with Down syndrome, was featured with player Anze Kopitar in a post-game interview with NBC. 'You feel almost responsible to do it,' Sutter told the paper. “We want to be an attack team in all facets, and that starts in everything you do,” Wroblewski said. In 2010, McLellan became just the third head coach in NHL history to record 50-plus wins in his first two seasons as a bench boss. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The team had an undefeated record of 10-0 and an impressive 6-1 win over Team Russia in the Gold Medal Final. Copyright © 1999-2019 Los Angeles Kings, LLC and the National Hockey League. Today, they settled on the man to lead it – John Wroblewski. Quick, who was also a Jennings Trophy runner-up in 2012, is the only active goalie with three Jennings wins and runners-ups combined, and he and Corey Crawford are the only active goalies with two Jennings Trophies. Sutter, 21, was seen kissing the Cup and lifting it up in the air - as onlookers smiled and clapped. "We need them playing at a higher level. 2019. His coaching resume in his native Germany includes winning the 2015 Deutschland-Cup title as head coach and general manager; coaching the German entry at the 2016 World Championship to a quarterfinal appearance; coaching the squad to another quarterfinal appearance at the 2017 IIHF World Championship; and earning a Silver Medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games after winning a qualifying tournament for Olympic participation in 2016. During his tenure in San Jose, McLellan led the Sharks to six playoff appearances, six 40-plus win seasons, four 100-point seasons, a Presidents' Trophy (2009), three Pacific Division titles and San Jose made back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference Final (2010 and 2011). Sutter is the winningest coach in Kings history at 225-147-53, while Lombardi is the winningest and longest-serving GM in franchise history. He coached in Chicago, San Jose and Calgary before landing in Los Angeles. He enjoyed consecutive trips to the Western Conference Final with Chicago during the 1989 and 1990 playoffs, before falling to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Calgary Flames in 1989 and the Bill Ranford-led Edmonton Oilers in 1990. Ranford, 52 (12/14/66), had worked as the Goaltending Consultant with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League for two seasons before joining the Kings. "I'm looking to get the compete and the passion back," Blake said after announcing his second coaching change in 19 months. Former LA Kings Head Coach Andy Murray on Hockey, Family and Education. The Yankees win. The Kings (39-35-8) posted their worst record since 2009 despite top-end talent including Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Drew Doughty, All-Star forward Jeff Carter and captain Anze Kopitar. He was named the Head Coach of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2005 and held a 33-55-15 record over part of two seasons in Chicago. We have players that can make plays. A native of Brandon, Manitoba, Ranford is a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. 'Well my dad, it's like a great year for him,' Sutter said. Robitaille was president of business operations for the past 10 years but now takes over the entire organization, including the hockey side. Willie Desjardins will be the Kings' interim head coach for the rest of the regular season, general manager Rob Blake said. He appeared in 938 NHL games during his playing career that spanned over 14 seasons. The Kings have been outscored 45-28, but they had won two of their past three games following a six-game losing streak. All Rights Reserved. (Mark Humphrey / … McLellan was named a finalist for the NHL's Jack Adams Trophy in 2008-09 and he became just the sixth NHL head coach (first since 1990) to lead his team to the Presidents' Trophy, posting a record of 53-18-11 in his first season in the Bay Area.