|Brad Lauer was hired as assistant coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Aug. 18, 2015.|
Lauer, a native of Humboldt, SK, spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks. He helped Anaheim to a 51-24-7 record and 109 points in 2014-15, tied for the most in the NHL’s Western Conference. The Ducks also ranked 11th in the NHL for average goals per game with 2.78 that season. Anaheim lost to the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 Western Conference Final. During the 2013-14 season Lauer and the Ducks had the best record in the West, going 54-20-8 with 116 points, one shy of a tie for the President’s Trophy. Anaheim was the NHL’s highest-scoring team that season, averaging 3.21 goals per contest.
Hired by the Ducks on July 12, 2011 as an assistant with their then American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, Lauer was promoted to Anaheim on November 30, 2011. During his four seasons with the Ducks the team finished the regular season in the top three in the entire NHL three times.