The Los Angeles Kings didn’t take too long in replacing Darryl Sutter and his replacement comes in-house. The Kings announced on Sunday that Kings assistant coach John Stevens will take over as the team’s next head coach. The Kings will hold a press conference on Monday.
Stevens as been an assistant coach with the kings since the start of the 2010-11, season and spent four games as an interim head coach during the 2011-12 season after Terry Murray was fired. Stevens served as an assistant during the Kings’ two Stanley Cup championships.
Prior to becoming an assistant coach with the LA Kings, Stevens served as the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers between 2006-07 and 2009-2010, guiding the Flyers to the Eastern Conference Finals during his second year. He has a 122-111-34 record as an NHL head coach.
The Kings have missed the playoffs in two of the past three seasons and have yet to win a postseason series since 2014.