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AHL Hall of Famer Stevens named Kings head coach

The Los Angeles Kings and John Stevens have agreed to contract terms for Stevens to serve as the club’s new head coach.

Stevens, a 2012 inductee into the American Hockey League Hall of Famer, most recently served as the Kings’ associate head coach and has been part of the team’s coaching staff the past seven seasons, winning Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014.

Stevens won a Calder Cup as head coach of the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2005 following a playing career that saw him play 834 games in the AHL. As a defenseman, Stevens was part of Calder Cup-winning teams in Hershey (1988), Springfield (1991) and Philadelphia (1998).