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Los Angeles Kings (31-42-9)


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LA Kings hire former Sharks, Oilers coach Todd McLellan

LOS ANGELES (AP) Todd McLellan was hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, taking over a two-time Stanley Cup-winning franchise that slumped to the NHL's second-worst record this season.

McLellan replaces Willie Desjardins, who wasn't retained after he replaced John Stevens early in the season and did little to halt the Kings' precipitous slide. Although much of the core talent remains from the Kings' championship-winning teams in 2012 and 2014, Los Angeles finished 31-42-9 in its worst season since 2007-08.

The 51-year-old McLellan has ample head coaching experience with two of the Kings' Pacific Division rivals.

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Leaders
Points: A. Kopitar60
Plus/Minus: K. Clifford4
Shots on Goal: T. Toffoli226
PIM: K. Clifford96
Win: J. Quick16
Shutouts: J. Campbell2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 199 (30)
Shots: 2358 (30)
PP%: 15.8% (27)
Penalty Minutes: 663 (19)
Assists: 326 (31)
SH Goals: 4 (27)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Calgary 50 25 7 107
x-San Jose 46 27 9 101
x-Vegas 43 32 7 93
Arizona 39 35 8 86
Vancouver 35 36 11 81
Anaheim 35 37 10 80
Edmonton 35 38 9 79
Los Angeles 31 42 9 71
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 259 (10)
Shots Against: 2578 (18)
PK%: 76.5% (29)
Penalty Minutes: 655 (20)
Shutouts: 5 (15)
Sv%: 0.900 (24)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/23 M. Anderson Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/13 P. Budaj Retired
4/13 N. Scherbak Signed with European team Avangard Omsk-KHL
4/9 S. Voynov Suspended 2019-20 season for off-ice actions
4/6 M. Amadio Sent to minors Ontario-AHL
4/2 B. Lizotte Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
4/1 S. Durzi Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/24 M. Amadio Called up from minors from Ontario-AHL
3/16 A. Thomas Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/8 C. Grundstrom Called up from minors from Ontario-AHL
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