The Los Angeles Kings have named Mike Johnston as Associate Coach, Jamie Kompon as Assistant Coach, Bill Ranford as Goaltending Coach and Nelson Emerson as Video and Player Development Consultant, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi and Kings Head Coach Marc Crawford announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreements were not announced. Johnston, Kompon, Ranford and Emerson all join Crawford, who was hired by the Kings on May 22, on the Kings coaching staff.
"I am very pleased with the staff that Dean and I have put together," said Crawford. "Mike Johnston is a great thinker and he understands what it takes to win at all levels. He's dealt with all kinds of players and he's very good with the technical aspects of the game. Jamie Kompon has been with the coaching staff in St. Louis for the past nine years and, like Mike, he has a lot of experience and strengths. Our staff will be well complemented by the addition of Bill Ranford. I am very impressed with him and how much he's worked at his craft. Nelson Emerson, who Kings fans know well, is not only a product of the Kings but he also coached the Junior Kings which won a state championship last year."