Laganiere, 24, had 10 goals and 18 points in 72 games last season with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. He had 46 goals and 85 points in 122 games over four seasons with Yale and helped the Bulldogs reach the Frozen Four in 2013.
The Ducks signed Laganiere to a two-year, entry-level contract on April 16, 2013.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres