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Daniel Lacroix

Born:March 11, 1969Draft:1987, New York Rangers, #31 Overall
Hometown:Montréal, QC, CANPosition:LW
Known For:Coaching careerShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Daniel Lacroix (born March 11, 1969) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and coach. He played in the NHL with five teams between 1993 and 2000. The rest of his career, which lasted from 1989 to 2002, was spent in various minor leagues. After retiring as a player he became a coach, working for many teams.

In December 2019, he was named the head coach of the Moncton Wildcats in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens until April 27, 2018, to become head coach of the Lithuanian national team.

Lacroix was drafted by the New York Rangers in the second round, 33rd overall, of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. A seven-year NHL veteran left wing, Lacroix played for the Rangers, Boston BruinsPhiladelphia FlyersEdmonton Oilers, and the New York Islanders.

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Staff History

  • Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)- Assistant Coach 2002-2006
  • Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)- Head Coach 2002-2006
  • New York Islanders- Assistant Coach 2006-2009
  • Hamilton Bulldogs- Assistant Coach- 2009-2010
  • Tampa Bay Lightning- Assistant Coach 2010-2013
  • Montreal Canadiens- Assistant Coach 2014-2018
  • Kölner Haie (DEL)- Head Coach 2018-2019
  • Lithuania (WC-D1A)- Head Coach- Head Coach 2018-2019
  • Lithuania (International)- Head Coach- Head Coach 2018-2019
  • Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)- Head Coach 2019-2023


  • QMJHL Scholastic Player of the Year (Marcel Robert Trophy) 1988-1989
  • IHL Turner Cup Champion 1999-2000