The LA Kings have officially hired Sioux City Musketeers general manager Andy Johnson as a scout.
“It wasn’t gonna be just any team that I would’ve left Sioux City for,” Johnson said via the team’s Twitter page. “It was gonna be a team that does things the right way.”
We're proud to announce that Musketeers GM Andy Johnson has accepted a scouting position in the NHL with the LA Kings! Johns was the architect of the Clark Cup champs. Good luck Andy, you will forever be a Musketeer! @LAKings @andyjohnsonSCM @NHL @USHL #scmusketeers #siouxcity pic.twitter.com/dNxVzO68Mn— Sioux City Musketeers (@Musketeerhockey) August 17, 2022
Andy Johnson has been working in the USHL for the last nine years of his career in multiple roles.
Johnson has worked as a scout, a director of scouting, an assistant general manager, as well as the general manager of the Sioux City Musketeers.
“I’m so thankful for my five years in Sioux City, and I’m excited to turn the page,” he added.
Working five straight years in Sioux City, Johnson has also worked with the Waterloo Black Hawks and the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
Ever since he arrived in Sioux City, the Musketeers have been one of the best USHL teams in the league. Johnson was responsible for bringing Sioux City their first USHL championship in two decades just last season.
As this will be Johnson’s first opportunity to work in an NHL front office, the LA Kings have managed to land themselves a very talented and successful hockey mind. It has not been specified if the role will be as a pro or amateur scout.
Congratulations to Andy, and we wish him the best of luck in his first season as a member of the LA Kings staff.
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