April 16, 2019 | 5:07pm ET
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KINGS OFFICIALLY NAME McLELLAN HEAD COACH

 
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Todd McLellan

 

The Los Angeles Kings have officially named Todd McLellan as their new head coach, as TFP Sr. Writer Dennis Bernstein first reported last week.

McLellan’s five-year contract with the Kings will have a base salary worth north of $4 million per year, which could go as high as $5 million if he hits all of his bonuses.

He will be welcomed on Wednesday during a press conference at 10am PT at the Kings’ practice facility.

McLellan, 51, becomes the 29th head coach in club history, and comes with 11 seasons of head coaching experience in both Edmonton (2015-16 through Nov. 2018) and San Jose (2008-09 through 2014-15). He won at the Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008.

In 806 career NHL regular-season games as a head coach, McLellan has posted a 434-282-90 record.

McLellan led the Sharks to back-to-back Western Conference Finals in 2009-10 and 2010-11, and guided the Oilers to the second-round of the playoffs in 2016-17 – it’s the only time in the last 13 seasons the Oilers have made the post-season.