Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hurricanes announce new Assistant Coach

Press Release

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced at a media conference Monday the hiring of former NHL’er Brad Lukowich as their new Assistant Coach. The addition of Lukowich to the Coaching staff comes just two weeks after the team introduced Drake Berehowsky as their new Head Coach.

Lukowich brings 15 years of experience as a hockey player and leader on the ice to the Hurricanes organization and his goal is to help develop and improve each player in their hockey goals. Throughout his career, the defenseman has won at every level – a two-time Stanley Cup Champion (Dallas Stars - 1999, Tampa Bay Lightning – 2004, President’s Trophy Winner – 2009 San Jose Sharks) and he was a two time Memorial Cup Champion with the Kamloops Blazers (1994, 1995.) In 658 career NHL games (with 6 NHL teams) Lukowich registered 113 points (23G, 90A) to go along with 369 PIM’s. He also played 71 NHL playoff games with 6 points and 22 PIM’s.

“He knows what it takes to win at the highest level, and he’s also returned to Dallas and worked as a Player-Coach with Jordie Benn, Brenden Dillon and Philip Larsen.” commentedLethbridge Hurricanes General Manager, Brad Robson who said that experience is a huge asset to the team.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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