Sharks officially name Robinson director of player development

Sharks officially name Robinson director of player development
May 23, 2014, 11:15 am
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Larry Robinson served as head coach for the Los Angeles Kings from 1995-99 and for the New Jersey Devils from 1999-2002. (USATSI)

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The San Jose Sharks officially named Larry Robinson associate coach and director of player development Friday, as reported earlier this week.

Robinson, 62, has been with San Jose for the past two seasons, working with head coach Todd McLellan as the associate coach. He will continue in that role, as well as aid in the development of Sharks players and prospects. He is also expected to be consulted on personnel decisions, such as trades and acquisitions.

"Larry is one of the most respected minds in hockey and we are thrilled to continue having him involved with our organization," general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement.

Robinson served as head coach for the Los Angeles Kings from 1995-99 and for the New Jersey Devils from 1999-2002, and again in 2005-06.

A former defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens, Robinson, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995, has nine Stanley Cup rings as a player and coach.