Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/20/14

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 12: Rob Blake #4 of the San Jose Sharks during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Sharks defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Former Los Angeles Kings captain and defenseman Rob Blake as been named the clubs assistant general manager, Kings presidentgeneral manager Dean Lombardi announced on Thursday. Blake, the Kings' all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points by a defenseman, replaces Ron Hextall, who left the Kings to take a front-office position with Philadelphia. Blake has spent the last three years in the NHL's Player Safety department. Blake played 14 of his 20 NHL seasons with the Kings (1990-01, 2006-08), the San Jose Sharks (2008-10) and the Colorado Avalanche (2001-06), where he won a Stanley Cup in 2001. He recorded 777 points (240-537=777) in 1,270 regular season games while in 146 playoff games he registered 73 points (26-47=73). Blake, 43, served as the Kings' captain from 1996-01 and again from 2007-08 (six seasons total). He helped lead the Kings to the Stanley Cup Final in 1993, won the franchise's first Norris Trophy in 1998, captured a gold medal at the 2002 Olympic...
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