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The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Lightning

A legacy built on guiding the thunder


As the Lightning embark on their 25th season of play in the National Hockey League, we reflect on the eight head coaches that have been tasked with guiding the organization since its infancy. From Terry Crisp leading the inaugural group and introducing the Bay Area to hockey in 1992, to John Tortorella lifting the Bolts to new heights with the Stanley Cup Championship in 2004, each has left their own, unique imprint.