Kings tab McLellan as coach

The Los Angeles Kings announced Tuesday that they have hired Todd McLellan as their new coach.

The Kings indicated that McLellan agreed to terms on a multi-year contract. The Athletic reported the deal is for five years and worth approximately $5 million annually.

McLellan, 51, has a career record of 434-282-90 in 11 seasons with the San Jose Sharks (2008-15) and Edmonton Oilers (2015-18). He was fired by the Oilers in November with a 9-10-1 mark.

McLellan has reached the playoffs in seven of his 10 full seasons as an NHL coach. He guided Edmonton (103 points) to the playoffs in the 2016-17 season, the franchise's only playoff appearance since 2006 and the club's first 100-point campaign since 1987.

McLellan replaces Willie Desjardins, who finished the season as Los Angeles' interim coach. Desjardins replaced John Stevens, who was fired in early November.

The Kings finished the season with a 31-42-9 record. The 71 points were second worst in the NHL.

--Field Level Media