Lane Lambert
Lane Lambert joins the big team after coaching the Predators' AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, for four years.
Lane Lambert joins the big team after coaching the Predators' AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, for four years. Lambert led the Admirals to the playoffs all four seasons and won West Division titles in two of the last three. His 178 victories rank third in Admirals history. Lambert accomplished these things while starting the season with five rookies and only seven other players who played in at least 40 games the previous year. Still, they managed a 16-game point streak to end the regular season and vault them into the playoffs, finishing with 102 points, making them the first AHL franchise to finsish with 90 or more points eight seasons in a row. "Lane is one of the best young up-and-coming coaches in the sport today," Preds GM David Poile said. “Similar to our philosophy on player development, we believe in promoting from within whenever possible. Lane has successfully coached and mentored more than half the players on our current roster, and many more who are coming through the pipeline, so he will fit seamlessly into Barry Trotz’s staff."
Prior to joining the Admirals as an assistant for Claude Noel in the 2006-07 season, Lambert served as an assistant with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for one year and was head coach of the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League from 2003-05. He completed a successful 18-year playing career with the Houston Aeros in 2001.