Pierre Turgeon not returning as Kings’ assistant coach


Via the LA Kings, Pierre Turgeon will not be returning as Kings’ Assistant Coach:


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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have announced that Assistant Coach Pierre Turgeon will not return to the club’s coaching staff for the upcoming 2018-19 season, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

“Pierre has informed us that he has decided not to return to his coaching position due to family reasons and we have accepted his resignation,” said Blake.  “We thank him for his efforts with the Kings this past season and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

Turgeon was named to the position on July 10, 2017.  The job marked his NHL coaching debut following a tremendous NHL playing career in which he recorded 515 goals over 19 NHL seasons.



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