Randy Ladouceur's Bio
Now in his third season coaching the top affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, Randy Ladouceur (LAD-eh-sir) brings almost 25 years of combined NHL experience between playing and coaching.
Since retiring from playing in 1996, Ladouceur served as an assistant coach with four NHL franchises over the course of 10 seasons, most recently the Montreal Canadiens in 2011-12. Prior to that he was an assistant with the Toronto Maple Leafs for two seasons (2006-08), the Carolina Hurricanes for seven (1997-2004) and the Hartford Whalers for one (1996-97). Ladouceur also spent time coaching in the AHL (Hamilton Bulldogs, 2010-11) and the Ontario Hockey League, where he was the head coach of the Oshawa Generals during the 2005-06 campaign.
An undrafted defenseman out of Brockville, Ontario, Ladouceur played 14 seasons in the NHL with three different teams (1982-1996). After five seasons with Detroit, seven with Hartford and three with Anaheim, he finished his NHL playing career with a total of 30 goals, 126 assists and 1,322 penalty minutes in 930 regular season games. Ladouceur also recorded 13 points and 59 PIMs in 40 playoff games.