Lane Douglas Lambert (born November 18, 1964 in Melfort, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward drafted 25th overall in the 2nd 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 is currently the head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

He played junior hockey for the Saskatoon Blades for two seasons from 1981-83, scoirng 114 and 119 points each season.

Lambert scored 20 goals in his rookie season with the Wings (1983-84) but his scoring went down fron there. A trade to the New York Rangers in July 1986 helped little. The Quebec Nordiques accquired him in March 1987.

The trade helped Lambert as he scored 41 points in the 1987-88 season but in 1988-89 he found himself in the minor pros.

He joined the Canadian National Team in 1989 and played for them for three seasons. Lambert was also playing for teams in Europe where he stayed until 1996.

In that year he returned to North America to play three seasons for the Cleveland Lumberjacks and then three more for the Houston Aeros. Lambert retired in 2001.

Lambert became an assistant coach of the junior Moose Jaw Warriors in 2002. In 2004 he was named the head coach of the junior Prince George Cougars. He spent one season (2005-06) as an assistant with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and then became an assistant for the Milwaukee Admirals. In 2007 he became their head coach.

External links

Lane Lambert's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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