Lorne Henning

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Lorne Henning
Born (1952-02-22) February 22, 1952 (age 62)
Melfort, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New York Islanders (NHL)
Fort Worth Texans (CHL)
New Haven Nighthawks (AHL)
NHL Draft 17th overall, 1972
New York Islanders
Playing career 1972–1981

Lorne Henning (born February 22, 1952 in Melfort, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian hockey executive. He currently serves as Director of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager for the NHL's Vancouver Canucks.[1] He spent nine years as a forward with the New York Islanders, with whom he earned an assist on the May 24, 1980 goal by Bobby Nystrom that earned the Islanders their first of four consecutive Stanley Cups

In the summer of 1980 he became an assistant coach with New York Islanders. He also played nine regular season games, and one playoff game, becoming the last player-coach for a Stanley Cup-winning team. Henning retired for good as a player after the 1981 season but retained his assistant coaching position. He left Long Island a few years later to become the head coach of the Minnesota North Stars in 1985–86. Henning was replaced during the 1986–87 season with Glen Sonmor. He later returned to New York Islanders as an assistant coach. In 1994–95 Henning replaced the retiring Al Arbour as coach. He was fired in the offseason and replaced by Mike Milbury. He later served as an assistant coach with Chicago Blackhawks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and the Islanders. He is currently the Assistant General Manager for the Vancouver Canucks.

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
MIN 1985–86 80 38 33 9 - 85 2nd in Norris Lost in First round
MIN 1986–87 78 30 39 9 - (69) 5th in Norris (fired)
NYI 1994–95 48 15 28 5 - 35 7th in Atlantic Missed playoffs
NYI 2000–01 17 4 11 2 0 (52) 5th in Atlantic Missed playoffs
Total 223 87 111 25 0

Awards[edit]

Stanley Cup Champion 1980 (player), 1981 (player/Ass't Coach), 1982, 1983 (Ass't Coach)

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Preceded by
Glen Sonmor
Head coach of the Minnesota North Stars
198587
Succeeded by
Glen Sonmor
Preceded by
Al Arbour
Head coach of the New York Islanders
1994–95
Succeeded by
Mike Milbury
Preceded by
Butch Goring
Head coach of the New York Islanders
2001
Succeeded by
Peter Laviolette