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Tampa Bay Lightning Assistant Coaches and Coaching Staff

By Swikriti Kandel / 14 August 2023 09:41 AM

Jeff Halpern is a former player who competed in 14 NHL seasons
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Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coaches are Jeff Halpern, Rob Zettler, and Jeff Blashill. Jon Cooper leads the Lightning coaching panel.

The goaltending coach for the team is Frantz Jean. Likewise, Nigel Kirwan serves as the video coach with Brian Garlock as the video coordinator.

Tampa Bay is an NHL's Atlantic Division member in the Eastern Conference. Established in 1992, the ice hockey team is often called the Bolts. Syracuse Crunch and Orlando Solar Bears are their minor league affiliates.

Bolts have received immense success over the decades winning the Stanley Cup three times and the President's Trophy in the 2018-19 season.

The main contributors to the triumph are the trainers who have silently pushed the team. Terry Crisp was the first mentor of the team and he served in the position until 1998.

Tampa Bay Lightning Head Coach

Jon Cooper serves as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He recently steered the team to two consecutive playoff victories.

Cooper made his coaching debut at Lansing Catholic High School. He started playing ice hockey at his high school in Notre Dame. He then studied BBA at Hofstra University where he was on their lacrosse team as well.

During Jon's time at the university, he played club hockey for a year. He graduated with a JD from the Thomas M. Colley Law School and practiced it for five years.

Jon Cooper is the recipient of the 2012 Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
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Cooper started coaching ice hockey in the 1999-2000 season. He directed the team to their first regional hockey championship in 2.5 decades.

The trainer then got associated with the Capital Centre Pride of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) followed by Metro Jets of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL).

After training the player at minor and junior hockey leagues, Jon was named the leading mentor of the team in 2013. At just 55 years, he is one of the most accomplished trainers.

Jon Cooper salary is estimated to be $5 million a year. He signed a three-year extension contract with the Lightning franchise in 2021.

Tampa Bay Lightning Coaching Staff

Tampa Bay Lightning coaches are Jon Cooper, Jeff Halpern, Rob Zettler, Jeff Blashill, Frantz Jean, Nigel Kirwan, Brian Garlock, and Mark Lambert.

Coaching StaffDesignation
Jon CooperHead Coach
Jeff HalpernAssistant Coach
Rob ZettlerAssistant Coach
Jeff BlashillAssistant Coach
Frantz JeanGoaltending Coach
Nigel KirwanVideo Coach
Brian GarlockVideo Coordinator
Mark LambertDirector of High Performance and Strength Coach

Jeff Halpern is serving as the assistant coach of Tampa Bay since June 22, 2018. Previously, he served as a development coach for the Lightning.

Bolt named Rob Zettler as their assistant mentor on 7 December 2020. He worked in the same position with the San Jose Sharks from 2017-19.

Jeff Blashill is the former head coach of the Detroit Red Wings from 2015-22. Given his 204-261-72 record, the Bolts lured him into their team.

Lightning hired Frantz Jean on 7 September 2010. Prior to that, he served as the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for 12 years.

Nigel Kirwan coached amateur players at various levels for 17 years. He is with the team since the 1996-97 season and currently holds the position of video coach.

Video coordinator Brian Garlock formerly worked with Green Bay Gamblers and St. Louis Bandits. He is entering his 11th season with the team in 2023-24.

Mark Lambert was selected by Tampa Bay as their strength and conditioning coach. Lambert was later promoted to the director of high performance and strength coach.

Tampa Bay Lightning Front Office

Tampa Bay front office includes Julien BriseBois, Stacy Roest, Jamie Pushor, Mathieu Darche, Al Murray, John Rosso, J.P. Cote, and Mike Ellis.

Julien is the General Manager(GM), Vice President(VP), and alternate governor of the Bolts. He has Stacy, Jamie, and Mathieu to assist with his duties towards the team. 

Stacy is the director of player development alongside J.P. Cote. Jamie acts as the director of player personnel and Mathieu is the director of hockey operations.

Al Murray serves as the senior advisor to the GM of the Bolts. Likewise, John, J.P., and Mike are the director of amateur scouting, player development, and skill development respectively. 

Julien BriseBoisVice President & General Manager, Alternate Governor
Stacy RoestAssistant General Manager, Director of Player Development
Jamie PushorAssistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel
Mathieu DarcheAssistant General Manager, Director of Hockey Operations
Al MurraySenior Advisor to the General Manager
John RossoDirector of Amateur Scouting
J.P. CoteDirector of Player Development
Mike EllisDirector of Skill Development

Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager

Julien Brisebois is the general manager of the Lightning NHL franchise. He holds an MBA degree from Concordia University.

Brisebois initiated his professional journey with the Heenan Blaikie law firm. He became a member of the American Bar Association, Quebec Bar, and the Sports Lawyer Association. While continuing his journey, he emphasized sports law.

Brisebois is the 8th GM of the NHL franchise based In Tampa Bay
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Julien landed as the director of legal affairs of the Montreal Canadiens on 1 September 2001. Eventually, the team promoted him to Director of Hockey Operations followed by Vice President of Hockey Operations.

In 2010, Brisebois became the assistant general manager serving under Steve Yzerman. After 8 years, he was named the general manager of the NHL franchise and its AHL affiliate Syracuse Crunch.

As an executive head, Julien hired Jon Cooper as the team's head coach. Under his leadership, the team and its minor league affiliate have witnessed multiple victories.

Tampa Bay Lightning Roster 2023

Tampa Bay Lightning draft picks 2023 comprise Ethan Gauthier, Jayson Shaugabay, Warren Clark, Jack Harvey, and Ethan Hay

The team only picked 5 athletes from their draft class. Gauthier is the 37th overall pick from the second round of the Upper Deck NHL Draft.

Jason is the 115th draft selection to the team in the fourth round. He has committed to play for the University of Minnesota team in Duluth.

The 179th pick of the team Warren Clark is a former athlete of Steinbach Pistons. He has given his word to become a collegiate ice hockey athlete at St. Cloud State University.

Jack Harvey was selected in the seventh round as the 193rd pick of the franchise. The former Chicago Steel athlete is set to join Boston University.

Ethan Hay is a center player who was chosen as the 211th overall pick. Previously, he played with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League.

The complete roster of the Tampa Bay Lightning includes:

Logan BrownCenter
Anthony CirelliCenter
Mikey EyssimontCenter
Luke GlendeningCenter
Nick PaulCenter
Brayden PointCenter
Steven StamkosCenter
Josh ArchibaldRight Winger
Mitchell ChaffeeRight Winger
Ethan GauthierRight Winger
Brandon HagelLeft Winger
Tanner JeannotLeft Winger
Nikita KucherovRight Winger
Conor ShearyLeft Winger
Zach BogosianDefenseman
Erik CernakDefenseman
Haydn FleuryDefenseman
Victor HedmanDefenseman
Nicklaus PerbixDefenseman
Darren RaddyshDefenseman
Mikhail SergachevDefenseman
Calvin de HaanDefenseman
Jonas JohanssonGoaltender
Andrei VasilevskiyGoaltender

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