Born: Aug. 9, 1930
Larry Regan, the Kings first GM, held that position from May 17, 1967 to Dec. 17, 1973 when Jake Milford took over as General Manager.
In addition to his GM duties, Regan 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. 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. Regan posted a 27-47-14 mark in his 88 games as head coach with the Kings missing the playoffs in both seasons.
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 Award winner as the NHL's Outstanding Rookie after the forward tallied 14-19=33 in 69 games. Regan finished his playing career posting 41-95=136 in 280 games with the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Regan passed away March 9, 2009.