Special Assistant to the General Manager
Jack Ferreira, who is in his 43rd season of professional hockey – including nine years as an NHL General Manager – is in his ninth season with the Kings, serving as Special Assistant to the General Manager as he works closely with the entire Kings Hockey Operations department, including President/General Manager Dean Lombardi and Vice President/Assistant General Manager Rob Blake.
Ferreira, 70 (6/9/44), came to the Kings from the Atlanta Thrashers, where he was responsible for scouting throughout North America and Europe as the Director of Player Personnel for the club. He also assisted General Manager Don Waddell in all player-related decisions.
A native of Providence, R.I., Ferreira was an original member of the Anaheim Ducks management team prior to his stint with the Thrashers. With the then-Mighty Ducks, he served for two seasons as Vice President of Hockey Operations (1998-00) and five seasons as Vice President and General Manager (1993-98). During his tenure, the Ducks team that he helped build from the ground-up equaled an NHL record for victories as a first-year club (33) in 1993-94. Ferreira was also primarily responsible for several prominent moves in Anaheim’s early history, including the drafting of Paul Kariya in 1993 and the acquisition of Teemu Selanne in 1996.
Before joining the Ducks, Ferreira helped the Montreal Canadiens capture the 1993 Stanley Cup Championship as their Director of Pro Scouting. He also helped launch the San Jose Sharks franchise as Vice President and General Manager of the club from 1990-92. Ferreira’s first opportunity to head up an NHL franchise was when he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Minnesota North Stars from 1988-90. With both San Jose and Minnesota, Ferreira worked with Lombardi.
Ferreira has also served as Director of Player Development for the New York Rangers (1986-88), as a U.S. and College Scout for the Calgary Flames (1980-86), and he worked for the NHL’s Central Scouting Service as a New England Area Scout (1977-80).
His professional career began in 1972 with the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association, where he held various roles including Head Scout, Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager through 1977.
A former All-America goaltender at Boston University, where he later earned induction into that school’s Athletic Hall of Fame, Ferreira was an Assistant Coach on the collegiate level with Brown University from 1970-72 and with Princeton University in 1969.
In addition, Ferreira was the Assistant General Manager for Team USA when they captured the gold medal at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and also at the 1998 Olympics in Japan.
Jack and his wife Kathy reside in Riverside. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Julie, and two sons, Eric and Kent.