Head Equipment Manager
Darren Granger is in his ninth season as Head Equipment Manager with the Kings. He was named to his position on June 1, 2006.
Granger – who worked his 1,500th NHL game in 2013 – came to the Kings with a great deal of experience. Prior to the Kings, he spent 13 seasons as the Assistant Equipment Manager with the Vancouver Canucks. He also served as the Equipment Manager at the 1998 NHL All-Star Game.
He was Equipment Manager for the gold-medal-winning Team Canada squad at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia, and he has also represented that organization at the 2010, 2008, 2006 and 1999 World Championships, the 1996 World Cup and the 1992 World Junior Championship. In 2004, he received the Larry Ashley Award from the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame for dedication and spirit toward the game of hockey.
Prior to joining the Canucks, the Brandon, Manitoba-born Granger worked for five years as a Trainer for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League.
Darren lives in Redondo Beach with his wife, Cathy, their daughter, Sadie, and their son, Chase.