LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have introduced John Stevens as their new head coach.

Stevens replaces Darryl Sutter after serving as an assistant to two Kings head coaches over the past eight seasons, which included the franchise's only two Stanley Cup championship runs. Los Angeles has won just one playoff game in three years since its last title in 2014.

Stevens also was interim head coach of Los Angeles for four games during the 2011-12 season after going 120-109-34 in three-plus seasons as head coach of the Flyers.