Jordan Nolan, two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings and eight-season NHL veteran, returns to the Kings as a front office.
Nolan will act as a consultant in the club’s community development and hockey department as he will be active in a number of team initiatives and programs. A member of the First Nations community, Nolan will also play a pivotal role in the Kings’ We Are All Kings initiative, special programming that reflects the LA Kings core values, inclusiveness, while ensuring that every player hockey and fan alike feel welcome to the LA Kings family.
Nolan said: “Organizing the LA Kings has always been special to my family and I. To have the opportunity to come back and work with the Kings is an honor. I am grateful for the opportunity and look forward to making a difference in the Los Angeles community. “
Nolan first joined the Kings when the club selected him in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 2011-12 season and is a member of the Stanley Cup Championship squad in 2012 and 2014, having appeared in 30 playoff games with Los Angeles.
Born in the Garden River First Nations, Ontario, Canada, Nolan will make various appearances in community development and hockey, including participating in the Little Kings and We Are All Kings camps. He will lead the planning meetings and develop a training program to improve the skills of all players and coaches in the region.
“Jordan has always played a key role in the community wherever he is, and it’s great that he’s coming back to Los Angeles where he can once again benefit our community in particular,” said Jennifer Pope, vice president Club Principal, Community and Hockey Development. “He is a great addition to our team and to our department, and we look forward to working with him in this role as part of our We Are All Kings initiative. “
A 292-game veteran with the Kings over seven seasons, Nolan played a total of 375 regular-season games in the NHL with the Kings, Buffalo Sabers and St. Louis Blues, where he competed in the Cup championship. Stanley 2019 of the Blues. Nolan, who is Ojibway of the First Nation on his father’s side and Maliseet of the First Nation on his mother’s side, played last season with the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
The Kings are back to full capacity at the STAPLES Center starting this Thursday with the club’s regular season opener against Vegas. The Kings-Golden Knights season opener on October 14 kicks off a two-game home game that ends in a game against the Minnesota Wild on October 16. The Kings then embark on their first road trip of the year, a four-game set that begins Oct. 19 in Nashville.
of a two-game homestand that ends in a game against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 16. The Kings then embark on their first road trip of the year, a four-game set that kicks off Oct. 19 in Nashville.
Thursday’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. and fans are encouraged to sit down early for the pre-game opening night festivities. The contest will air on Bally Sports West and the LA Kings Iheart Audio Network with pre-game broadcasts.