Randy Ladouceur is entering his first season as an assistant coach for the Lake Erie Monsters, the Colorado Avalanche’s American Hockey League affiliate. He was named to his current position July 30, 2013.
Since retiring from playing in 1996, Ladouceur has served as an assistant coach with four NHL franchises for 10 seasons, most recently spending time with the Montreal Canadiens (2011-12). He was 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.
An undrafted defenseman out of Brockville, Ontario, Ladouceur played 14 seasons in the NHL with Detroit (five seasons), Hartford (seven) and Anaheim (three). He finished his NHL playing career with 30 total goals, 126 assists and 1,322 penalty minutes in 930 regular-season games. He also recorded 13 points and 59 penalty minutes in 40 playoff games.