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Lane Douglas Lambert (born November 18, 1964) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward drafted 25th overall in the second round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Lambert played 283 games in the National Hockey League for the Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers, and Detroit Red Wings.

Lane Lambert
Born (1964-11-18) November 18, 1964 (age 54)
Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
New York Rangers
Quebec Nordiques
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1983
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1983–2001

Lambert was the head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League[1][2] until he was promoted as an assistant coach for the Nashville Predators on June 9, 2011.[3] He was also an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals during their 2018 Stanley Cup run, however he signed with the New York Islanders after head coach Barry Trotz signed with the team in 2018.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Lambert was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan. He was married to Andi Lambert, who died September 16, 2015 of breast cancer.[5] They had one child together and Lambert had another child from a previous marriage.[6]

Lane married Annie Wixom in August 2018 and together they raise their four children. [7]

Lane has two brothers, Dale and Ross, who also played hockey.[8] His nephew Jimmy currently plays hockey for the University of Michigan.[9]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-03. Retrieved 2009-08-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  3. ^ "Lane Lambert Named New Preds Assistant Coach". June 9, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Pat Pickens (November 26, 2018). "Trotz receives Stanley Cup ring from Capitals". Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Prewitt, Alex (September 27, 2015). "Andi Lambert, wife of Capitals assistant Lane Lambert, dies at 45". Washington Post. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Bryan Mullen (October 26, 2011). "Hockey Fights Cancer Initiative Holds Special Meaning For Coach Lambert". Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  7. ^ "Former Caps assistant Lane Lambert celebrates with the Stanley Cup after wedding". August 29, 2018. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Lane Lambert". Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "Meet the 2018 development camp invites". July 3, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2019.

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