The New York Islanders announced today that Lane Lambert has been named the new Associate Coach. He spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals under Barry Trotz.
#Isles News: Lane Lambert has been named Associate Coach.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) July 5, 2018
Before becoming a member of the Washington Capitals, Lambert spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Nashville Predators. In Lane’s first season with the Predators in 2011-12, Nashville had the NHL’s fifth-best record and went on to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs before being prematurely bounced from the playoffs .
Lambert also served as the head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL) from 2007-11. In addition to four straight Calder Cup playoff berths, Lambert helped the Admirals capture a pair of West Division titles and post the Western Conference’s highest point total in 2010-11 (102 pts, 44-22-14 record). One of those seasons his admirals with goaltender Pekka Rinne lost in the Calder Cup Finals to the Washington Capitals affiliate the Hershey Bears!
Be on the watch for Brooks Orpik to make a return to the Washington Capitals. However it could be a in a new role…potentially a coach…stay tuned.