William Bill Edward Ranford is a former professional ice hockey goaltender and current goaltending coach for the Los Angeles Kings. He was selected in the third round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, 52nd overall, by the Boston Bruins. Over the course of fifteen NHL seasons Ranford would play with Boston, the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Detroit Red Wings, winning two Stanley Cups, a Canada Cup, and the 1994 Mens World Ice Hockey Championships while playing for Canada.
Ranford was born in Brandon, Manitoba and grew up in New Westminster, British Columbia. He graduated from New Westminster Secondary School in 1985. As a child he took figure skating lessons before eventually deciding to go into goaltending. Because his father was in the armed forces Ranford lived in Germany for a few years, as well as various places in Canada. He played for local teams in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Red Deer, Alberta.