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Derek Lalonde

Born:August 18, 1972National Team:United States
Hometown:Brasher Falls, NYCurrent Team:Detroit Red Wings (Head Coach)

Derek Lalonde (born August 18, 1972) is an American ice hockey coach who is currently serving as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. He was previously an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning where he won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2020 and 2021. He was also named ECHL Coach of the Year in 2015.

Derek Lalonde Tampa Bay Lightning
Derek Lalonde, seen here as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • NCAA III North Adams State College (Asst. Coach) – Graduate Assistant 1995-1997
  • NCAA III Mass. College of Liberal Arts (Asst. Coach) – Graduate Assistant 1997-1998
  • NCAA III Lebanon Valley College (Asst. Coach) 1998-2000
  • NCAA III Hamilton College (Asst. Coach) 2000-2002
  • NCAA Ferris State University (Asst. Coach) 2002-2006
  • NCAA University of Denver (Asst. Coach) 2006-2011
  • USHL Green Bay Gamblers (GM/Head Coach) 2011-2014
  • ECHL Toledo Walleye (Head Coach) 2014-2016
  • AHL Iowa Wild (Head Coach) 2016-2018
  • NHL Tampa Bay Lightning (Asst. Coach) 2018-2022
  • NHL Detroit Red Wings (Head Coach) 2022-present


  • 2x Stanley Cup Champion (Lightning – 2020, 2021)
  • ECHL Brabham Cup (Regular Season Champion) (2015)
  • ECHL Coach of the Year (John Brophy Award) (2015)
  • World Junior A Challenge Gold Medal (2014)
  • USHL Clark Cup Champion (2012)
  • USHL Coach of the Year (2012)