Darren Abbott began his career with the LA Kings in 2010 when he was named President of the Manchester Monarchs. In 2015 Abbott moved with the Kings' top affiliation to Ontario when the American Hockey League's Pacific Division was created. In his new post as President of LA Kings Affiliates, Abbott oversees business operations for the Ontario Reign and the Eisbaren Berlin of the DEL. In addition, as Senior Vice President of Revenue for AEG Sports, he oversees the LA Kings Ticket Sales and Hockey Development Departments and the new AEG Sports Inside Sales Academy in Downtown LA.
Before joining the Kings organization, Darren was the President of the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL from 2006-2010. Abbott received the ECHL Executive of the Year award in 2008 after being a finalist for the honor in 2007.
Before being named President of the Stingrays, Abbott was the Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting for seven seasons with the team. He earned the league's Broadcaster of the Year award in 2003 and the ECHL's Public Relations Award in 2000 and 2001.
The native of Canton, NY, played Varsity Hockey and graduated from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick in 1991. He currently serves on the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House Board and the Hope Reigns Foundation.
Abbott resides in Claremont, CA, with his wife Claire and three sons, Charlie, Harry, and Max.