Slumping Kings fire head coach Todd McLellan

Slumping Kings fire head coach Todd McLellan

The slumping Los Angeles Kings fired head coach Todd McLellan on Friday.The Kings won only three of their last 17 games (3-8-6) before the current NHL All-Star break.Assistant coach Jim Hiller was n

The slumping Los Angeles Kings fired head coach Todd McLellan on Friday.The Kings won only three of their last 17 games (3-8-6) before the current NHL All-Star break.Assistant coach Jim Hiller was named the interim coach for the rest of the season.McLellan, 56, joined Los Angeles in 2019-20 and was 164-130-44 in four-plus seasons.”We want to thank Todd for his hard work and dedication to the organization,” Kings general manager Rob Blake said in a statement. “He has done a tremendous job in moving us forward and making a positive impact on our group and in our community. This was not an easy decision, but we felt the change was necessary at this time.”Jim is a well-respected member of our staff who is familiar with our players. We are confident in his ability to lead our team effectively during this pivotal time.”

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