TAMPA, FLORIDA - JULY 07: Derek Lalonde of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates with the Stanley Cup following the victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game Five of the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Amalie Arena on July 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning defeated the Canadiens 1-0 to take the series four games to one. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Detroit Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman has announced that Derek Lalonde the team’s new head coach. He’s the 28th head coach in franchise history and will take the place of Jeff Blashill.

Lalonde most recently spent four seasons as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Under his assistant coaching, the team scored back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2019-20 and 2020-21.

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