One last note today:
Kim Dillabaugh, who did a very good job grooming Kings goaltending prospects into able professionals in addition to his on-ice work with the big club, has agreed to join the Philadelphia Flyers as their goaltending coach. Tim Panaccio of CSN-Philadelphia was the first to report the news.
This was an expected move. Per conversations with hockey operations, the Kings had granted several teams a window to speak with Dillabaugh around the draft, and the Flyers were seen as a favorite, along with Toronto, as Elliotte Friedman noted in the June 14 edition of 30 Thoughts.
Dillabaugh had been with the Kings for nine seasons and became a full-time member of the hockey operations staff with additional scouting responsibilities one year ago. In addition to lifting the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014, he won a Memorial Cup and two WHL Championships as an assistant coach with WHL-Kelowna from 2003-14, where he worked concurrently with the Kings.
The Kings will start the interview process when the team returns from the NHL Draft, as I’ve been told.