Bill Ranford is in his sixth season as the Goaltending Coach with the Kings. He was named to his position on July 10, 2006, and under his watch the Kings team goals-against average has dropped steadily during each of his five previous seasons with the club. This past season, he helped guide the Kings and their goalies to a 2.39 goals-against average (tied for sixth best in the NHL and the best Kings mark since the 2001-02 season) and a .914 save percentage (tied for 10th the NHL). Also, last year Kings goalies posted nine shutouts, the club’s best total since 2000-01.
Ranford, 43 (12/14/66), had worked as the Goaltending Consultant with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League for two seasons before joining the Kings. In addition, Ranford -- a two-time Stanley Cup Champion goalie with the Edmonton Oilers in 1988 and 1990 and the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the playoff MVP in 1990 -- has also worked as a Goaltending Consultant with the Burnaby Express of the British Columbia Hockey League (Tier II Junior), of which he is a part-owner.
Ranford, who shares the NHL’s single season playoff record for most wins by a goaltender with 16 victories in 1990, completed a stellar 15-year NHL playing career following the 1999-00 season. Originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the third-round (52nd overall) of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, Ranford had a regular season record of 240-279-76, 15 shutouts, a 3.41 goals-against-average and a .888 save-percentage in 647 regular season NHL contests with the Oilers, Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals. He also played in a total of a 51 NHL playoff games, and he played for the Oilers’ alumni team at the outdoor Heritage Classic in 2003 in Alberta.
Ranford, an All-Star in 1991-92, made his acting debut in the movie Miracle, where he performed scenes as a “stunt double” of Jim Craig, Team USA’s goalie during the 1980 Winter Olympics. He is a native of Brandon, Manitoba.
Bill and his wife Kelly have two children: daughters Cassady and Tristan. They live in New Westminster, British Columbia.