Monday, February 04, 2008

Robitaille's move into management

The Los Angeles Kings, in conjunction with Hockey Canada, announced today that Luc Robitaille has been named an Assistant General Manager for Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Championship, scheduled for May 2-18 in Quebec City, Quebec and Halifax, Nova Scotia. The tournament will mark the first time the flagship event of the International Ice Hockey Federation will come to Canada.

Hockey Canada also announced today that Steve Yzerman will serve as the team’s General Manager and Doug Armstrong will also serve as an Assistant General Manager for the club.
>> team release
It's been pretty interesting seeing the stars from just a few years ago move into coaching or management positions, and Robitaille's one of the top candidates to be the next player-turned-GM.

This year, he is in his first season as the President of Business Operations for the Kings.



At 2:11 p.m., February 04, 2008, Blogger Justin said...

I'm pretty surprised by this move. This season, Robitaille's involvement with the LA Kings has been shown to be from the business and marketing stand point and not hockey operations.

At 4:08 p.m., February 04, 2008, Anonymous baroque said...

Maybe that's why he has this position - to try out his hand at operations on a shorter term assignment and see how he handles it (or even if he likes it much).

At 5:40 p.m., February 04, 2008, Anonymous Paul said...

So Hockey Canada offers internships to budding General Managers now, baroque? How nice of them. Yet another reason why I liked it better when the national program wasn't in the pockets of the NHL.


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