Daniel Lacroix

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Daniel Lacroix
Born (1969-03-11) March 11, 1969 (age 48)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Binghamton Rangers (AHL)
New York Rangers (NHL)
Providence Bruins (AHL)
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
New York Islanders (NHL)
Rochester Americans (AHL)
NHL Draft 31st overall, 1987
New York Rangers
Playing career 1989–2002

Daniel "Dan" Lacroix (born March 11, 1969 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens.

Dan Lacroix entered his season as an Islanders assistant coach this year, joining Ted Nolan and Danny Flynn from the Memorial Cup finalist Moncton Wildcats of QMJHL. A former seven-year NHL veteran left wing, Lacroix wrapped up his NHL career with New York Islanders in 1999-2000 season.

He appeared in a total of 188 NHL games for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers and the Islanders recording 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points and 379 penalty minutes. Aside from the playing in the NHL, Lacroix also spent eight seasons in the AHL, three seasons in the IHL and four seasons in the QMJHL. In 2000, he won the Turner Cup championship with the Chicago Wolves. Lacroix was drafted by the Rangers in the second round, 33rd overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

From 2002-03 to 2005-06, Lacroix was an assistant coach in Moncton. During his stint with the team, the Wildcats reached the QMJHL finals twice, including a Memorial Cup appearance in 2006. Halfway through the 2004-05 season, Lacroix took over as Moncton's interim head coach for the second half of the season. On August 5, 2009, Lacroix was named an assistant coach for the Hamilton Bulldogs for the 2009-10 AHL season. When Guy Boucher was hired as coach of the Lightning, Lacroix followed Boucher to Tampa Bay. He was hired by the Montreal Canadiens on July 30, 2014 as an assistant coach.

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