Dean Lombardi will act as General Manager for Team USA for the first time in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Lombardi was selected to join the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group in 2009. The group was formed in February of 2007 to assist USA Hockey with the selection of players and staff of U.S. Men’s National Teams, including the Olympic Team.
Lombardi has been the president and general manager of the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings since 2006-07.
Under Lombardi’s leadership, Los Angeles has qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in every season but one since 2008-09. In 2011-12, the Kings captured the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
Prior to coming to Los Angeles, Lombardi spent two seasons as a professional scout for the Philadelphia Flyers (2003-04, 2005-06) and 13 years as member of the San Jose Sharks’ front office (1990-2003).
With the Sharks, including the last seven years as the team’s general manager, Lombardi helped build the team into a perennial playoff contender. During his tenure as general manager, San Jose reached the playoffs five times, made two appearances in the Western Conference semifinals and clinched the Pacific Division title after the team earned a franchise record 99 points.
Lombardi also served as the assistant general manager of the Minnesota North Stars from 1988-90.
Lombardi and his wife, Wandamae, reside in Manhattan Beach, Calif.