Coyotes appoint coaching staff for Tucson Roadrunners
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The coaching staff is in place for the Arizona Coyotes' American Hockey League affiliate in Tucson. Coyotes general manager John Chayka announced Tuesday the hiring of Mark Lamb as head coach and Mark Hardy as assistant coach of the Tucson Roadrunners.
Lamb, 51, served as an assistant coach on Dave Tippett's staff with the Dallas Stars for six seasons and also was an assistant on the Edmonton Oilers for one year. For the past seven seasons, he was head coach and general manager of the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL, leading the Broncos to four postseason appearances.
"Mark is an experienced NHL coach who did an excellent job developing young players in Swift Current for many years," Chayka said.
His playing career included 403 NHL games as a center with the Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens. He amassed 46 career goals and 100 assists.
Hardy, 57, has 10 years of NHL coaching experience as a defensive specialist with the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks. He was an NHL defenseman for 15 years, playing 915 games with te Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars and New York Rangers and registering 62 goals and 306 assists.