About Dan Lacroix
Dan Lacroix is currently the Head Coach of the Cologne Sharks (Kolner Haie) of the German Ice-hockey league (DEL) and also the Head Coach of the Lithuanian National Team. Prior to these appointments, he was an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens from 2014 - 2018.
The Montreal native spent eleven seasons working as an assistant coach in pro hockey, including the 2013-14 season with the New York Rangers, who fell in the Stanley Cup Final. Prior to his lone season with the Rangers, Lacroix spent three seasons on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s coaching staff. Before coming to the Lightning, he was an assistant coach with Montreal’s American Hockey League affiliate in Hamilton for one season in 2009-10. He was also an assistant coach for three seasons with the New York Islanders.
Dan began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for four seasons from 2002-03 to 2005-06. During his tenure, the Wildcats posted a 172-77-21-12 record and advanced to the President’s Cup Final on two occasions (2003-04, 2005-06), including an appearance in the 2006 Memorial Cup Tournament. In 2004-05, Lacroix also served as Moncton’s interim Head Coach midway through the season, compiling a 8-8-4-1 record through the final 21 games of the season, and leading the Wildcats into the second round of the playoffs.
Drafted by the Rangers in the second round, 31st overall, in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Lacroix appeared in 188 career games over seven seasons as a player with the NY Rangers (1993-94; 1995-96), Boston Bruins (1994-95), Philadelphia Flyers (1996-98), Edmonton Oilers (1998-99), and New York Islanders (1999-00).