Darryl Sutter will be the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, general manager Dean Lombardi announced Tuesday.
Sutter is slated to lead his first practice with the team Wednesday morning after which time he will formally be introduced at a news conference.
Los Angeles fired coach Terry Murray earlier this week. Assistant John Stevens has been serving as interim coach for the past four games, going 2-2.
Sutter has been out of hockey since resigning as general manager of the Calgary Flames in December 2010. He and Lombardi previously worked together in San Jose.
Sutter has 12 seasons of experience as a head coach, compiling a 409-320-101-30 record with the Flames, Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks.
His teams made the playoffs in 10 of 12 seasons, with the Flames advancing to the Stanley Cup finals in 2003-04.