Kings assistant general manager Rob Blake was named Wednesday as Team Canada’s general manager for the World Championships to be held May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. Ron Hextall, the man Blake replaced when Hextall left the Kings for the Philadelphia Flyers last year, also will be part of the management team. Blake, 44, played with the Kings and more recently served in the NHL’s player safety department. In addition to assisting Kings GM Dean Lombardi, Blake also is the general manager for the Manchester (N.H.) Monarchs of the AHL.
Here’s the link to the Hockey Canada story: http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/news/Rob-Blake-named-general-manager-of-Canadas-National-Mens-Team-for-2014-IIHF-Ice-Hockey-World-Championship