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Chris Kingsley - Head Athletic Trainer
Chris Kingsley serves as the Head Athletic Trainer with the Kings. He was named to his position on August 1, 2006.

Kingsley had most recently held the same role with the Kings primary American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, where he worked since the franchise began play in 2001. Prior to the Monarchs, he spent his first three AHL seasons with the Lowell Lock Monsters.

Before arriving in the AHL, Kingsley worked seven years at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, as the school's Director of Sports Medicine.

Kingsley graduated from North Adams State College in 1990, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biology with a concentration in Sports Medicine. He also attended Indiana State University, where he earned a Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training in 1995.

Chris and his wife Sue have two children: Jonathan and Jaclyn. They reside in Hermosa Beach.

Darren Granger - Head Equipment Manager
Darren Granger is in his 13th season as Head Equipment Manager with the Los Angeles Kings and a member of both of the Kings Stanley Cup Championship teams in 2012 and 2014.

Prior to the Kings, he spent 13 seasons as the Assistant Equipment Manager with the Vancouver Canucks. In 2004, he received the Larry Ashley Award from the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame for dedication and spirit toward the game of hockey.

Internationally, he has represented Canada multiple times. Most recently as a member of Team Canada that captured the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and capturing a gold-medal at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. He has also represented Team Canada at the 2010, 2008, 2006 and 1999 World Championships, and the 1992 World Junior Championship.

Darren has worked 3 NHL All Star games in 2017, 2015 and 1998.

Prior to joining the Canucks, the Brandon, Manitoba-born Granger worked for five years as a Trainer for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League.

Darren lives in Redondo Beach with his wife, Cathryn, their daughter, Sadie, and their son, Chase.

Myles Hirayama - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Myles Hirayama joined the Kings in 2006 and currently serves as Assistant Athletic Trainer. His responsibilities include rehabbing injured players and performing everyday maintenance of players preparing them for practices and for games. He travels with the team full-time.

Before joining the Kings, Hirayama worked for the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the ECHL. With the Ice Dogs, he served as both an Assistant Athletic Trainer (2004-2005) and Head Athletic Trainer (2005-2006).

Hirayama is a native of Southern California and he attended California State University Long Beach where he graduated with a degree in Kinesiology emphasizing Athletic Training.

Joseph Alexander - Asst. Equipment Manager
Joe Alexander joined the Kings in 2014-15 as an Assistant Equipment Manager.

Joe’s current responsibilities with Los Angeles include equipment modifications and managing equipment inventory as he travels with the club full-time. He also manages the visiting team’s equipment at STAPLES Center and transporting it to Anaheim or to the airport for their next game.

Joe was born and raised in Southern California. He currently resides in Hermosa Beach.

Dana Bryson - Asst. Equipment Manager
Dana Bryson joined the Kings in 2005 after spending four seasons (2001-2005) with their American Hockey League affiliate -- the Manchester Monarchs -- as an Assistant Equipment Manager.

Dana’s current responsibilities with Los Angeles include equipment modifications, sharpening and profiling skates, and managing equipment inventory as he travels with the club full-time. Previously his responsibilities included managing the visiting team’s equipment at STAPLES Center and transporting it to Anaheim or to the airport for their next game. Bryson also during this time assisted with equipment repairs at the Kings’ practice facility in El Segundo and in-game equipment repairs at STAPLES Center.

Dana grew up in Boston and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a degree in Criminal Justice. He and his wife, Jesse, have two sons, Tyler and Tanner. They are expecting their third son in May of 2012.

Brian Simas - Asst. Equipment Manager/Equipment Transfer
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