Stevens was the associate coach under
New general manager Rob Blake, who replaced
Stevens, 50, joined the Kings' coaching staff in 2010 and served as interim coach for four games in the 2011-12 season, after Terry Murray was fired and before Sutter was hired.
Stevens previously played defense in the NHL and coached the Philadelphia Flyers. He has been credited with implementing the Kings' successful defensive strategy and with guiding their successful penalty-killing unit.