CHICAGO (AP) _ Nick Beverley, who served as general manager with the Los Angeles Kings and head coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, was named assistant general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.

Beverley, 53, was director of player personnel for the Maple Leafs last season after two years as Toronto's director of pro scouting.

Beverley served as interim coach of the Leafs for the last 17 games of the 1995-96 season, with the team posting a 9-6-2 record.

In 1993, the Kings made it to the Stanley Cup finals in his first year as general manager in Los Angeles.

A defenseman, he had 18 goals and 94 assists while playing 14 years for six NHL teams _ the Kings, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and Colorado Rockies.

After retiring as a player, Beverley spent 14 years with the Kings' organization, serving as an assistant, coach of a minor league affiliate, scout, director of player personnel/development, assistant general manager and general manager.