Los Angeles Kings Sign GM To Extension

According to John Hoven, the Los Angeles Kings have reportedly signed general manager Rob Blake to an extension. 

Although the Kings brought in Marc Bergevin to be a senior advisor of Blake, it's clear that the latter's job isn't in any jeopardy after this extension. Now, Los Angeles will have a nice little one-two punch between the pair of hockey minds. 

In April of 2017, Blake became both vice president and general manager of the Kings. He certainly took over at a bit of a rough time, as Los Angeles was due for a rebuild. So far, he's built a very strong prospect pool, but also is now focused on moving the Kings past their rebuild. The Kings are showing signs of doing just that this season, as they currently have a 17-13-5 record and are fighting for a Wild Card position. 

Blake played 14 NHL seasons with the Kings as a defenseman and is one of the best players in their entire history. In 805 games with the team, he had 161 goals, 333 assists, 494 points, and 1,231 penalty minutes. 

It will be interesting to see what Blake does with the Kings from here. 

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