JOHN TORCHETTI
KINGS INTERIM HEAD COACH 2005-06

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John Torchetti took over as interim head coach of the Los Angeles Kings after Andy Murray was relieved of his duties on March 22, 2006. Torchetti led the Kings to a 5-7-0 record in 12 games before being removed from his duties on April 4, 1970.

His coaching resumé includes time in the East Coast Hockey League, Central Hockey League, International Hockey League, the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League. Torchetti has twice been named Coach of the Year, first with the CHL’s San Antonio Iguanas in 1994-95, then with the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL in 1997-98.

Prior to joining the Kings, Torchetti served as the head coach of the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. His Wildcats posted a record of 39-25-4 for 84 points in 70 games for fourth place overall in the QMJHL. In seven playoff games, the Wildcats posted a 3-4 record. Torchetti's NHL resumé includes time with Tampa Bay (1999-00 to 2000-01) and Florida (2002-03 to 2003-04). He was asked to serve as interim head coach at the conclusion of the 2003-04 season while he was an assistant coach for the Florida Panthers, posting a record of 10-12-4-1 in 27 games behind the bench.

Torchetti’s playing career spanned eight seasons as a left winger in professional hockey in the Atlantic Coast League, ECHL and AHL. Throughout his career, he enjoyed seven appearances in the finals while winning four championships.

Torchetti also spent time as an assistant general manager of the San Antonio Dragons of the IHL during the 1996-97 season and general manager of the Detroit Vipers of the IHL during the 1998-99 season. His Vipers posted a 50-12-11 mark and an Eastern Conference Championship.

On May 15, 2007, Torchetti joined the Chicago Blackhawks staff as an assistant coach.

REGULAR SEASON POSTSEASON
YEARS
G
W
L
T
OTL
PTS
PCT
GP
W
L
2005-06
12
5
7
-
0
10
.416
-
-
-
TOTALS
12
5
7
-
0
10
.416
-
-
-