Los Angeles Kings Owner, GM, and Head Coach Make First Ever L.A.’s Most Powerful List


The Los Angeles Kings fell short of their goals this season.  It’s such a disappointment because the Kings have been on a tremendous run, winning the Stanley Cup in two of the last four seasons.

For their effort rebuilding the Kings franchise into the juggernaut it has become, L.A.’s Owner, General Manager and Head Coach have made the first ever list of Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports.

“Coach Sutter doesn’t say much to the media, but whatever he says to his players works.”

The story was also made available on the Kings website.

Chairman of Anschutz Entertainment Group, Philip Anschutz, ranked #2.  AEG owns Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings franchise, the L.A. Galaxy, and 1/3 of the Los Angeles Lakers.  AEG also owns about 125 other sporting and entertainment venues so, no big deal.

Anschutz and AEG along with Edward Roski bought the team from Jeffrey Sudikoff and Joseph Cohen during the 1995-1996 season, when the Kings were on the brink of desolation after the Bruce McNall scandal.

General Manager Dean Lombardi has created a new culture and designed a team in Los Angeles that knows how to win.  In nine years with the Kings Lombardi has won two Stanley Cups.  The franchise’s first two Stanley Cups by the way.

Lombardi is listed at #31 on the list of 50.

Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter has brought his personality and own brand of hockey to the Kings.  Coach Sutter doesn’t say much to the media, but whatever he says to his players works.

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  • Sutter took the reins of the Kings team halfway through the 2011-2012 regular season.  In two of his four seasons as head coach the Kings won the Stanley Cup.  Once as an 8th seed that took a 3-0 series lead in every playoff series, setting a number of records along the way.  And a second time, in 2014, when the Kings won three Game 7’s in three consecutive series.

    The two other seasons?  L.A. lost in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals (2013) to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.  This season (2014-2015) is the first time L.A. hasn’t made the postseason under Sutter.

    Coach Sutter was ranked #45 on the list.

    Congratulations to Mr. Anschutz, The Dean of Hockey GM education – Mr. Lombardi, and Coach Sutter.  Keep showing the rest of the world how it’s done!

    We Are All Kings!  Go Kings Go!

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