|Martin Raymond was hired by the Lightning as assistant coach on July 20, 2010 after previously serving under Head Coach Guy Boucher with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL during the 2009-10 season. Raymond’s previous work with Boucher, as well as fellow assistant Daniel Lacroix, brings an unsurpassed level of familiarity in terms of both values and philosophy.
Raymond served as the head coach of the McGill University Redmen for 14 seasons prior to joining the Bulldogs. Most recently he led the Redmen to an 18-8-2 record and an OUA East Conference title as well as a berth in the CIS National Championship, their second year in a row in 2008-09. While at McGill, Raymond amassed a 293-192-35 record in 520 games, including 206-110-30 during the regular season. In 2008 he helped the Redmen bring home the Queen’s Cup league championship for the first time since 1946. It was at McGill where Raymond first met, and became close with, Coach Boucher.