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LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi (L ’85) celebrates Stanley Cup II

June 18, 2014

Los Angeles Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi (L ’85), hoists the Stanley Cup in celebration of his team’s 2014 National Hockey League championship, won over the New York Rangers in double overtime June 13.

Los Angeles Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi (L ’85), hoists the Stanley Cup in celebration of his team’s 2014 National Hockey League championship, won over the New York Rangers in double overtime June 13.
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Tulane Law students were eager to hear more from LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi (L ’85) after a 2012 packed-room talk about channeling his Tulane experience into sports management success.

Tulane Law students were eager to hear more from LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi (L ’85) after a 2012 packed-room talk about channeling his Tulane experience into sports management success.
Photo by Paul Burch-Celentano. 


LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi (L ’85) helped Dean David Meyer try on a team “Tulane 1” jersey, donated to the law school after the Kings’ first NHL championship in 2012.

LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi (L ’85) helped Dean David Meyer try on a team “Tulane 1” jersey, donated to the law school after the Kings’ first NHL championship in 2012.
Photo by Paul Burch-Celentano. 

Los Angeles Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi (L ’85) delivered emotional thank-yous to the hockey faithful during the team’s June 16 celebration of its second Stanley Cup in three years.

He praised the players’ commitment to their teammates.

Then he impersonated a game show host, saying to “contestants” Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, “You won a ring in 2012 and 2014, which one’s your favorite ring?” They replied in unison: “The next one!”

Thirty summers ago, Lombardi was getting ready to start his third year at Tulane Law School, which he had attended because of its pioneering sports law program. Amid his success, Lombardi remains deeply loyal to Tulane.

After the Kings won the 2012 National Hockey League championship, Lombardi brought his coaches to the law school to visit classes and talk with students about applying legal training to coaching and the sports management field.

Following a standing-room-only talk to students and faculty about how his Tulane experience laid the foundation for his success in sports, he presented Dean David Meyer with a Kings jersey emblazoned with “Tulane 1” on the back. The jersey now is displayed in the law school entry foyer, alongside a New York Jets jersey presented to Tulane Law School by former General Manager Mike Tannenbaum (L ’95).

Lombardi, who played collegiate hockey for the University of New Haven, joined the Kings as GM in 2006 and has been credited with rebuilding the team into an NHL power.

At the 2014 Stanley Cup rally, he told the Staples Center crowd he arrived with “an incredible fear … fear of failure” but found an owner who was committed to winning and a “passionate, resolute fan base that was starving for a championship.”

He said that “the fear of letting someone else down who cares is one of life’s greatest motivators.” Now, he said, borrowing from Major League Baseball legend Lou Gehrig, “I feel like the luckiest man in the world.”

Lombardi also spent 13 years with the San Jose Sharks, including seven seasons as general manager, and worked in the Minnesota North Stars front office. He’s a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group that helped select players and staff for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

 
   


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