Head Coach-Bantam AA
We are excited to have former NHL player and scout, Eric Lacroix join the Nevada Storm coaching staff this fall.
Lacroix spent the 2008-09 season as a pro scout with the Phoenix Coyotes after serving as co-owner/assistant coach for the Arizona Sundogs, who captured the 2008 Ray Miron President¹s Cup title as Central Hockey League champions.
Prior to his three seasons with the Sundogs, the former Avalanche forward worked four years in the Avalanche¹s hockey operations department, serving as Assistant Video Coach before being promoted to Director of Hockey Operations. In the latter role, he worked closely with the Vice President of Player Personnel on player decisions, player development and scouting while also being highly involved in all facets of the day-to-day functions of the hockey operations department.
Lacroix was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round (136th overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft out of Governor Dummer Academy. He played two seasons at St. Lawrence University before turning pro in 1992 with the St. John's Maple Leafs (AHL).
After making his NHL debut with Toronto during the 1993-94 season, Lacroix went on to play eight seasons in the National Hockey League, which included stints with Toronto, Los Angeles, Colorado, the New York Rangers and Ottawa. In 472 career NHL games, Lacroix totaled 67 goals, 70 assists and 361 penalty minutes. He established career highs with 18 goals, 18 assists and 36 points during the 1996-97 season with the Avalanche.
The Montreal native currently resides here in Las Vegas with his wife, Jill, and their three children, Max, Mia and Ty. Eric is the son of Avalanche President Pierre Lacroix.