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Kings Hire Stevens as Assistant Coach

The Los Angeles Kings hired John Stevens as an assistant coach Wednesday.  He signed a three-year contract, replacing former assistant coach Mark Hardy.

Stevens was head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers from 2006 to 2009.  He was fired from the Flyers on December 4, 2009, after the team went on a losing streak and fell to 10th place in the Eastern Conference.

Stevens will best be remembered for the incredible turnaround the Flyers had in the 2007-08 season after he took over during the franchise’s worst record in the 2006-07 season.  He coached the team all the way to the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals before falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He ended his career with the Flyers with a 120-109-36 record.

Stevens also coach the Flyers AHL-affiliate team, the Philadelphia Phantoms, from 2000 to 2005 and won the Calder Cup with the team in 2005.

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