Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Kings appointed former
team captain and defenseman Rob Blake as their assistant general manager on
Blake, the Kings' all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points
by a defenseman, replaces Ron Hextall, who is now the assistant general
manager and director of hockey operations for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Selected by the Kings in the fourth round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Blake
played 14 of his 20 NHL seasons with the Kings (1990-2001, 2006-08) and was
team captain for six seasons (1996-2001, 2007-08).
A six-time All-Star, he helped lead the Kings to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals
and won the franchise's first Norris Trophy in 1998.
Blake also spent time as a member of the Avalanche (2001-06) and the Sharks
(2008-10), winning a Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2001.
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