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Kings hire Pierre Turgeon as assistant coach to boost scoring

Kings hire Pierre Turgeon as assistant coach to boost scoring

Intent on improving their scoring, the Kings are hoping that Pierre Turgeon can translate the outstanding offensive skills he displayed during a distinguished NHL career into sound advice for their players as he takes on an assistant coach’s role next season.

In a press release issued on Monday the Kings announced that Turgeon, who ranks 38th in career scoring with 515 goals, will join coach John Stevens’ staff to work alongside fellow assistant coaches Dave Lowry and Don Nachbaur and goaltending coach Bill Ranford. This will be Turgeon’s first NHL coaching job.

He had 1,327 points in 1,294 career games, which ranks 32nd in career scoring. He played for...

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