The Kings hired Darryl Sutter as the club's Head Coach on December 20, 2011
This marks the fourth team that Sutter has coached, that list includes the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings.
Kings All-Time Coaches
Current Coaching Staff
Darryl Sutter is in his fifth season as Head Coach after being hired on December 20, 2011. He helped lead the Kings to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Championship in 2012 and another one in 2014.
Associate Head Coach
John Stevens is in his fourth season with the Kings as an Associate Head Coach. On the defensive end, Stevens has helped direct the Kings to the NHL’s fourth best penalty killing mark each of the past two seasons (87 percent last year and 85.5 percent in 2010-11).
Davis Payne is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Kings. He was hired on July 27, 2012. Payne most recently was the head coach of the St. Louis Blues. The native of Kamloops, British Columbia, and former NHL forward had a 67-55-15 record with the Blues (.544 winning percentage).
Bill Ranford is in his ninth season as the Goaltending Coach with the Kings. He was named to his position on July 10, 2006. Since Ranford joined the Kings the club’s team goals-against average (GAA) has dropped steadily during each of his six previous seasons with the club.