The Las Vegas NHL franchise has been in search of an assistant general manager, and that search may be nearing an end. According to a report from Guy Flaming of The Pipeline Show on TSN 1260, Brandon Wheat Kings owner, GM and coach Kelly McCrimmon is likely to be named assistant GM in Las Vegas. The report was backed up on Friday from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Last summer, McCrimmon turned down a job with the Toronto Maple Leafs front office. It was reported last week that Vegas general manager George McPhee had asked the Washington Capitals for permission to speak with that team’s assistant GM Ross Mahoney.
BURBANK — A large throng of aspiring hockey players sat on the boards in front of the bench at Pickwick Ice Arena in their full equipment. Some in the group tapped their wooden sticks against the boards while the white Zamboni completed its final lap around the resurfaced ice. Once the machine left, many of the 25-30 participants attending the week-long Los Angeles Kings Hockey School Sniper Camp jumped on to the ice for a few minutes of stretching before they were greeted by former Kings player Daryl Evans for an in-depth shooting clinic. Then the action began to unfold in front of the net with Evans, who played for Los Angeles, the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs, diligently providing