USA Hockey announced that longtime NCAA assistant coach David Lassonde has been named the program’s national goaltending coach. In his new role, Lassonde will help coach the national teams as well as the National Team Development Program.
Lassonde has had a long career in the NCAA, most recently with Dartmouth, with other spots at Denver, UNH, Miami and Wisconsin.
“I’m excited to be part of moving forward the significant efforts USA Hockey has in place in advancing goaltending in our country, including those around our national teams,” said Lassonde. “I’ve been in and around USA Hockey my entire career and the continued push to be better is one of the great characteristics of what is a world-leading organization.”
Lassonde’s resume includes 20 trips to the NCAA Tournament with five appearances in the Frozen Four, three conference tournament titles and six regular-season championships. Lassonde played collegiately for two seasons (1981-83) as a goaltender for Providence College.
On the international stage, Lassonde has served as an assistant coach for USA Hockey seven times.
“We are thrilled to have David join our staff,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “He brings significant expertise through his varied experiences and we look forward to the positive impact he’ll make in our overall efforts to advance goaltending in our country.”