Islanders name Lane Lambert new head coach


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The New York Islanders promoted Lane Lambert to head coach on Monday to replace Barry Trotz behind the bench.

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Lambert, 57, has been an assistant head coach for the Islanders for the past four years. This will be his first term as head coach in the NHL.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Lane over the past four years, which includes spending time with him one-on-one when he was interim head coach last season,” the general manager said. Islanders, Lou Lamoriello, in a statement. statement. “In my opinion, he is the right person to coach this team.”

Lambert won the Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals (2017-18) and was also an assistant at Nashville (2011-14). Lambert was a head coach in the American Hockey League and the Western Hockey League.

Lambert had 124 points (58 goals, 66 assists) in six seasons with Detroit (1983-86), New York Rangers (1986-87) and Quebec Nordiques (1986-89). He was selected in the second round of the 1983 draft by the Red Wings. The striker has played 283 games.

The Islanders fired Trotz last week, ending his four-year streak with New York. He went 152-102 and 28-21 in the playoffs with the Islanders.

The Islanders made it to the conference finals in consecutive seasons before missing the playoffs in 2021-22.


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