GEORGE MAGUIRE
KINGS GENERAL MANAGER 1977-84
All-Time Kings GMS

 

George Maguire was the third GM in Kings history, holding that title from May 28, 1977 to Jan. 30, 1984 when he was replaced by Rogie Vachon. In October of 1982 Maguire was promoted to be both General Manager and President of Hockey Operations by Kings owner Jerry Buss.

Before joining the Kings, Maguire spent 17 years as a professional scout for the Boston Bruins (six years), Montreal Canadiens (one season) and Minnesota North Stars (two years) as well as Chief Scout for the Los Angeles Kings beginning in 1969. While working as a scout for the Kings, Maguire also doubled as Director of Minor League Operations for the AHL's Springfield Kings and the Portland Buckaroos of the Western Hockey League. Under his watch, Springfield won two Calder Cup Championships while Portland was a runner up for the Patrick Cup.

Following his seven-year tenure as scout and Director of Minor League Operations, Maguire was promoted to Kings' Assistant General Manager in August of 1976 and then elevated to General Manager on May 27, 1977.

After Maguire left his position as GM, he became the President and Alternate Governor of the team for one more season before formally retiring in 1985.

All-Time Trades
REGULAR SEASON POSTSEASON
YEARS
G
W
L
T
OTL
PTS
PCT
GP
W
L
1977-78
80
31
34
15
-
77
.481
2
0
2
1978-79
80
34
34
12
-
80
.500
2
0
2
1979-80
80
30
36
14
-
74
.463
4
1
3
1980-81
80
43
24
13
-
99
.619
4
1
3
1981-82
80
24
41
15
-
63
.394
10
4
6
1982-83
80
27
41
12
-
63
.413
-
-
-
1983-84
52
15
27
10
-
40
.385
-
-
-
TOTALS
532
204
237
91
-
499
.466
22
6
16