Mike Kalinowski is in his 10th season with the Kings and his 16th overall season of professional hockey. This is his first season in his current position and he has also served in media/public relations roles with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, and the Rockford IceHogs and the Mohawk Valley Prowlers of the United Hockey League after first beginning his hockey career as a play-by-play broadcaster of college hockey.
For the sixth consecutive season, Kalinowski will serve as the Kings’ primary traveling media relations contact and for the first time he now is the primary media contact when it comes to hockey-related requests. He also plays a lead role in the production of team publications like the Kings Media Guide in addition to covering the majority of team practices and morning skates at Toyota Sports Center. Additionally, Kalinowski provides content for LAKings.com and he serves as a voice-over talent for Kings Vision as well as the Kings Marketing and Ticketing departments. The native of Alexandria, Minn., has also twice filled in as a radio voice for the team on the Kings Radio Network (2010 and 2007).
While with the Monarchs, Kalinowski played a lead role in the planning and the hosting of the 2005 AHL All-Star Classic. The Monarchs also won the 2005 PRISM Award and led the AHL in attendance in two of Kalinowski’s three seasons with the team.
He lives in San Pedro with his wife Nataliya.