Detroit Red Wings Head Coach
Derek Lalonde was announced as the head coach of Detroit Red Wings on July 30, 2022. Derek Lalonde salary is around $2 million per annum.
He played college hockey as the goaltender of Cortland State from 1991-94. Lalonde has served as the head coach in the USHL, ECHL, and AHL before beginning his career in the NHL.
The Wings boss began his head coaching career in 2011 with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL. He compiled a record of 115-56-8-6 during his time with the team and led the team to their fourth Clark Cup title in 2012.
Derek was named the USHL Coach of the Year in 2012. He was named the John Brophy Award as the Coach of the Year in 2014 during his time in the ECHL as well.
Following his time in the USHL, Lalonde led ECHL's Toledo Walleye from 2014 to 2016 to consecutive Brabham Cups. After the Walleyes, he led the AHL team Iowa Wild from 2016 - 2018.
Tampa Bay Lightning hired Derek Lalonde as the assistant Coach in 2018 and in his first season with the team they earned their first President's trophy. He was also behind the bench for their consecutive Stanley Cup championships in 2020 and 2021.
Lalonde finished his first season with the Red Wings with a record of 35-37-10, failing to secure the qualifying berth for 7th consecutive time.