Who Is Derek Lalonde? Wikipedia Bio And Coaching Career To Look At
Derek Lalonde is an NHL manager who currently serves as the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Following a series of ordinary seasons, the Red Wings have finally decided to part ways with Jeff Blashill. Even though the coach started nicely, these last few seasons haven't been up to the mark.
And now comes Derek Lalonde, a coach with enough experience in the NHL. Prior to this, Lalonde served as the assistant coach to Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay Lightning. They collectively led the team to two consecutive Stanley Cups in 2020 and 2021.
Also, the 49-year-old served as the head coach of the Iowa Wild of the AHL. He has a wonderful record of 69-58-17-8 in the AHL. The coach impressed everyone with his tenure in ECHL where he won the Coach of the Year award with a record of 97-35-7-5.
So, the fans and Red Wings management have a lot of expectations from their new coach.