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Derek King

Born:February 11, 1967Draft:1985 Islanders #13 Overall
Hometown:Hamilton, ONPosition:Left Wing
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Chicago Blackhawks
(Assistant Coach)

Derek King (born February 11, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who is an assistant head coach for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. King played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1986–87 until 1999–2000.

Years as an NHL player: 1987-2000
Years as an NHL coach: 2021-present

Derek King Rockford Icehogs
Derek King, Rockford Icehogs (Jenae Anderson / The Hockey Writers)

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Coaching History

  • AHL Grand Rapids Griffins (Player-Coach) 2002-2004
  • AHL Toronto Marlies (Asst. Coach) 2009-2015
  • AHL Toronto Marlies (Assoc. Coach) 2014-2015
  • OHL Owen Sound Attack (Asst. Coach) 2015-2016
  • AHL Rockford IceHogs (Asst. Coach) 2016-2018
  • AHL Rockford IceHogs (Head Coach) 2019-2021
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks (Interim Head Coach) 2021-2022
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks (Assistant Coach) 2022-present


  • IHL Most Points (Lamoureux Trophy) (2001)
  • IHL Player of the Week (Apr. 1, 2001)
  • IHL Second All-Star Team (2001)
  • OHL First All-Star Team (1987)
  • OHL Rookie of the Year (Emms Family Award) (1985)
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