KINGS HEAD COACH 1970-71
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Larry Regan, the Kings first GM (1968-73), stepped behind the bench for parts of two seasons from Aug. 7. 1970 to Oct. 27, 1971 before naming Fred Glover head coach on Oct. 30, 1971. He would remain Kings GM until Dec. 17, 1973 when Jake Milford took over as general manager. Regan posted a 27-47-14 mark in his 88 games as head coach with the Kings missing the playoffs in both seasons.
In his first season as Los Angeles Kings head coach 1970-71, Regan had the most improved club in the National Hockey League as the Kings improved from 14-52-10 (38 points) in 1969-70 to 25-40-13 (63 points) in 1971-72. The following season, Regan was just 2-7-1 when Glover was brought in to coach the club.
Regan joined the Kings organization in 1966 as he was named head scout for owner Jack Kent Cooke’s expansion hockey team in Los Angeles. As such, Regan spent endless hours during the winter of ’66 studying hockey players from coast to coast and earmarking his choices for the historic NHL expansion of 1967. Cooke named Regan general manager of the Kings following the draft meetings.
Regan's NHL career began in 1956-57 with the Boston Bruins, where Regan was named the Calder Cup. Regan passed away March 9, 2009.