San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson and Head Coach Peter DeBoer announced that Steve Spott will serve as the second assistant coach on DeBoer's staff. Spott most recently spent the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs. ...more
The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired Brad Lauer as assistant coach, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. 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 last season, tied for the most in the NHL's Western Conference. ...more
The Anaheim Ducks named Paul MacLean assistant coach. Winner of the 2013 Jack Adams Award as the NHL Coach of the Year with Ottawa, MacLean returns to Anaheim where he served as an assistant coach for two seasons from 2002-04. MacLean joins Bruce Boudreau’s coaching staff....more
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82