Kings to direct player development of Jr. Kings


The Los Angeles Kings will direct and oversee the Los Angeles Jr. Kings’ player development model, the NHL club announced today.

The Jr. Kings are realigning and will now fall directly under the management of Toyota Sports Center (TSC) - the Jr. Kings’ home facility and the official practice facility of the NHL team. The Jr. Kings will be operated directly by TSC with guidance on coach and player development from the Kings’ player development staff.

As part of the announcement, Nick Vachon - a former NHL player - will assume the role of general manager of the club. In addition, the Executive Directors will include Luc Robitaille, Rob Blake, Mason Donley and Chris Crotty of the Kings; Brad Berman of American Skating Entertainment Centers; Brad Sholl of TSC; and Steve Yovetich, the current president of the Jr. Kings.

“This is another opportunity for us to help grow the game of hockey by contributing time and resources that will continue the growth and development of young players in this region,” said Robitaille, the Kings’ president of business operations and alternate governor.