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Jon Cooper

Born:August 23, 1967Draft:N/A
Hometown:Prince George, BC, CANPosition:N/A
Known For:Shoots:N/A
National Team:Canada/USA

Jonathan D. Cooper (born August 23, 1967) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey coach who is the head coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He won the Stanley Cup in 2020 as the Lightning head coach, and is currently the longest-tenured coach in the NHL.

Years as a NHL player: N/A

Years as a NHL coach: 2013-present

Jon Cooper Tampa Bay Lightning
Head coach Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning hoists the 2020 Stanley Cup (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Deeper Dive

Coaching History

  • Lansing Catholic Central (Head Coach) 1999-00
  • Capital Centre Pride (Asst. Coach) 2000-01
  • Metro Jets (Head Coach) 2001-02
  • Honeybaked 18U AAA (Head Coach) 2002-2003
  • Texarkana/St. Louis Bandits (GM/Head Coach) 2003-2008
  • USA U18 – Hlinka Gretzky Cup (Asst. Coach) 2007-08
  • Green Bay Gamblers (GM/Head Coach) 2008-2010
  • Norfolk Admirals (Head Coach) 2010-2012
  • Syracuse Crunch (Head Coach) 2012-13
  • Team North America – World Cup of Hockey (Asst. Coach) 2016-17
  • Canada – World Championship (Head Coach) 2016-2017
  • Tampa Bay Lightning (Head Coach) 2012-present

Achievements

  • Stanley Cup (NHL): 2020
  • Presidents’ Trophy (NHL): 2018–19
  • NHL All-Star Game (NHL): 2018, 2019
  • Prince of Wales Trophy (NHL): 2014–15, 2019–20
  • Jack Adams Award finalist (NHL): 2013–14, 2018–19
  • Calder Cup (AHL): 2011–12
  • Pieri Memorial Award (AHL): 2011–12
  • Clark Cup (USHL): 2009–10
  • Robertson Cup (NAHL): 2006–07, 2007–08

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