The Lightning named FRANTZ JEAN as goaltending coach on September 7, 2010. Currently entering his 11th season, he works with and develops all goaltenders in the organization. Jean has been involved in coaching for nearly 30 years.
During his tenure with the Lightning, Jean helped guide the organization's goaltenders to the 2020 Stanley Cup, 2019 Presidents Trophy, 2019 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, 2018 Eastern Conference Final, 2016 Eastern Conference Final, 2015 Stanley Cup Final, 2014 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, 2013 Calder Cup Final (AHL), 2012 Calder and Kelly Cup (ECHL) Championships as well as the 2011 Eastern Conference Final. He has been instrumental in aiding the transition of Russian phenom Andrei Vasilevskiy to the North American style of play, highlighted by Vasilevskiy winning the first Vezina Trophy in franchise history and being named to three consecutive NHL All-Star Games in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
During his time in Tampa Bay, Jean has helped produce a Vezina Trophy winner, five Vezina finalists (Vasilevskiy in 2020, 2019 and 2018, Ben Bishop in 2016 and 2014), four NHL All-Star Game participants (Vasilevskiy in 2020, 2019 and 2018, and Bishop in 2016). Under Jean's tutelage, Bishop became the franchise's all-time leader in numerous goaltending statistical categories, many of which have since been overtaken by Vasilevskiy.
Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Jean spent 12 years with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL. During Jean's time with the Wildcats, the team won two league championships (2005-06, 2009-10) and allowed the least number of goals in a season on four occasions. Under his mentorship, Wildcats goalies have earned league MVP, defensive player of the year, goaltender of the year, first and second team All-Star team awards and several league goaltending records. Jean was also a member of the coaching staff on the 2009 and 2010 Hockey Canada Under 18 teams that won gold medals at the Ivan Hlinka international tournament.
Jean played major junior hockey with St. Hyacinthe and Victoriaville of the QMJHL, and after a tryout with the Montreal Canadiens in 1991, earned a scholarship to the Université de Moncton, where he played for four-and-a-half seasons with les Aigles Bleus, winning the 1994-95 national championship and being named to the 1992-93 AUAA First All-Star Team. Jean was also a member of Hockey Canada's National Goaltending Consultants Team from 2006-11.