Vice President, Assistant General Manager
Rob Blake -- who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November -- is in his second season with the Kings as the club’s Vice President/Assistant General Manager as he was officially appointed to the position on July 18, 2013. He also serves as General Manager of the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings primary affiliate (American Hockey League).
In his role with the Kings, Blake assists Dean Lombardi in all facets of the Kings Hockey Operations department, including contract negotiations, player personnel and overseeing the organization’s top prospects. In January of 2015, Blake will become the sixth former Kings player to have his jersey retired, and last season Blake served as General Manager of Canada’s National Men’s Team for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
On the ice, Blake played 14 of his 20 NHL seasons with the Kings (1990-01 and 2006-08), the San Jose Sharks (2008-10) and the Colorado Avalanche (2001-06), where he won a Stanley Cup in 2001. He recorded 777 points (240-537=777) in 1,270 regular season games while in 146 playoff games he registered 73 points (26-47=73).
Blake, 44 (12/10/69), served as the Kings captain from 1996-01 and again from 2007-08 (six total seasons). He helped lead the Kings to the Stanley Cup Final in 1993; won the franchise’s first Norris Trophy in 1998; captured a gold medal at the 2002 Olympics; and he made seven trips to the NHL All-Star Game including four as a King.
He also is a two-time winner of the Kings Most Valuable Player Award (1997-98 and 1999-00); a six-time winner of the Kings Outstanding Defenseman Award (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98 and 1999-00); a winner of the Most Popular Player Award (1997-98); a winner of the Most Inspirational Award (1997-98); and he is a three-time winner of the Kings Community Service Award (1995-96, 1998-99 and 1900-00). He was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 1991; named to NHL’s First All-Star Team in 1998; and he was named to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team three times including twice with the Kings.
Blake was originally selected by the Kings in the fourth round (70th overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Simcoe, Ontario, Blake played college hockey at Bowling Green State University. He made his NHL debut with the Kings during the 1989-90 season and his final game came in the 2010 postseason with the Sharks.
Most recently, Blake worked in the NHL’s Player Safety department for three years.
Rob and his wife Brandy live in Manhattan Beach with their children Jack, Brooke and Max.