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Pierre Turgeon hired as “offensive coordinator;” staff set under Stevens

July 10th, 2017 at 2:47 PM
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Pierre Turgeon, the first overall pick from 1987 who completed a 1,294-game career in 2006-07 with 515 goals and 1,327 points, has been hired as an assistant to complete Head Coach John Stevens’s staff. As would be expected, there will be an offensive bent in his focus.

“We are thrilled to bring Pierre Turgeon aboard to join John Stevens and our coaching staff. For the first time in LA Kings history we will have one coach strictly dedicated to an ‘Offensive Coordinator’ role,” Kings President Luc Robitaille said in a statement.

Turgeon doesn’t have NHL coaching experience, but with his tenure and accomplishments – the five-time All-Star ranks 21st all-time in power play goals and 32nd all-time in total points – should have the hearts, minds and ears of a group that will have to improve upon last season’s 2.43 goals per game if they are to successfully challenge for a playoff berth in 2017-18. From the earliest stages of the off-season the Kings made clear that they would have to improve their offensive output, and this represents the latest demonstration of such efforts.

“Pierre had great success as a player and has a tremendous hockey background on the whole. He …

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