Hometown:East Greenwich, Rhode Island Birthdate:July 22, 1969 Education:Brown University, 1991, B.S., Econimics and Organizational Behavior and Management Coaching Experience:Assistant Coach, Brown University 2000-present
Brown 1991 graduate Steven King enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Brown University men's ice hockey team, returning to his alma mater to complete head coach Roger Grillo's staff for the 2001-2002 season.
The opening for King came when last year's top assistant, Rob Abel, resigned in last June, and allowing Chris Potter to be elevated to the first assistant position. Coincidentally, Potter and King played high school hockey together at Bishop Hendricken in Warwick, RI, in the 1980s.
King, an East Greenwich, R.I. native, was drafted by the New York Rangers organization following his graduation. He played parts of two seasons with the Binghamton Rangers of the American Hockey League before making his NHL debut with the Rangers in December of 1992. He was the leading playoff scorer for Binghamton in 1993, before becoming the first forward taken in the NHL expansion draft that year. He went on to spend the next three seasons with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, followed by stints with the minor league affiliates of the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins. Most recently, he was a member of the 1999 Calder Cup-winning Providence Bruins.
King, an honorable mention All-Ivy and All-ECAC performer, tallied twice in a 4-2 win at Princeton in his senior season, securing the Ivy League Championship for the Bears. In his freshman, junior and senior seasons, he led Brown in scoring, finishing ninth on the Brown all-time leading scorers list after his final campaign. He earned the Class of 1936 Trophy (Brown's MVP) as a senior, and was a two-time assistant captain for the Bears.
King and his wife, Christine, reside in Providence. They are the parents of a son, Ryan, 2.