Nashville, Tenn. (June 4, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has hired Dan Lambert (lam-BAIR) as an assistant coach.
"Dan is an experienced, passionate coach and will nicely round out our coaching staff in 2019-20 and beyond," Poile said. "Having enjoyed a lengthy career as a player and now a coach, he has had success at every level running the power play, and we look forward to adding his knowledge and insight in this area to the organization."
Lambert, 49 (1/12/70), joins the Predators organization after spending two seasons as head coach of the WHL's Spokane Chiefs. In 2018-19, he led the Chiefs to a 40-21-2-5 record en route to the WHL's Western Conference Final, the team's longest playoff run since 2011. He amassed an 81-46-5-8 record during his two seasons in Spokane and his teams were among the best offensively in the WHL, finishing third in 2018-19 and sixth in 2017-18 in goals scored. Under his guidance, Spokane's power play led the WHL last season, operating at 29.1 percent (81-for-278), the second-highest across the entire CHL and the WHL's sixth-highest in the last 10 seasons. In Spokane's 15 playoff games last season, the Chiefs went 13-for-36 on the power play (36.1 percent) to lead the WHL.