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Todd McLellan

Born:October 3, 1967Draft:1986 Islanders, 104th overall
Hometown:Melville, SK, CANPosition:Centre
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Todd Andrew McLellan (born October 3, 1967) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He was recently the head coach of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) before being relieved of his duties on Feb. 2, 2024.

He previously served as head coach of the San Jose Sharks (2008–2015) and Edmonton Oilers (2015–2018), and as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings (2005–2008), with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2008. He was drafted in 1986 by the New York Islanders, but only played five games with the major league club in the 1987–88 season before retiring in the minors the following season due to recurring injury.

Years as a NHL player: 1987-88

Years as a NHL coach: 2008-present

Todd McLellan Los Angeles Kings
Todd McLellan, Los Angeles Kings (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Coaching History

  • 1994-00 Swift Current Broncos WHL General Manager/Head Coach
  • 1998-99 Canada U18 Nations Cup Asst. Coach
  • 1999-00 Canada U20 World Junior Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2000-01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL Head Coach
  • 2001-05 Houston Aeros AHL Head Coach
  • 2005-08 Detroit Red Wings Asst. Coach
  • 2008-15 San Jose Sharks Head Coach
  • 2014-15 Canada World Championships Head Coach
  • 2015-19 Edmonton Oilers Head Coach
  • 2016-17 Canada World Cup of Hockey Head Coach
  • 2019-2024 Los Angeles Kings Head Coach


  • WHL Executive of the Year (Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy) 1996-97
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion, Houston Aeros 2002-03
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion, Detroit Red Wings (Asst. Coach) 2007-08
  • World Championship Gold Medal, 2014-15