The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League have promoted Nelson Emerson and Glen Murray within their organization. Emerson is being promoted from director of player development to director of player personnel and Murray is being promoted from a member of player development to director of player development.
Emerson has worked for the last decade within the Kings player development department. He also was an assistant coach for the Kings from 2006 to 2009 under Kings head coaches Marc Crawford and Terry Murray. Emerson played for the Kings in his last three NHL seasons of his 13 year NHL career. From 1999 to 2002, Emerson had 17 goals and 14 assists for 31 points in 124 games. Emerson was traded from the Atlanta Thrashers to the Kings on March 13, 2000 with Kelly Buchberger for Donald Audette and Frantisek Kaberle.
Glen Murray played for the Kings from 1996 to 2002. In six seasons with the Kings, Murray had 103 goals and 108 assists for 211 points in 304 regular season games. Murray was traded to the Kings on March 18, 1997 from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Ed Olczyk and then traded from the Kings to the Boston Bruins with Jozef Stumpel for Jason Allison and Mikko Eloranta on October 24, 2001.
In other Kings news, the team is looking for a backup for Bailey the Mascot. For more information, please click here. The Kings also formed a relationship with the company Teamworks. For more information, please click here.
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