Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert joins Predators as assistant coach

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Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

The Nashville Predators have hired Dan Lambert to be an assistant coach. Lambert was the head coach of the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs for the last two seasons.

“Dan is an experienced, passionate coach and will nicely round out our coaching staff in 2019-20 and beyond,” Predators GM David Poile said in a press release. “Having enjoyed a lengthy career as a player and now a coach, he has had success at every level running the power play, and we look forward to adding his knowledge and insight in this area to the organization.”

Lambert led the Chiefs to the Western Conference Final in 2018-19, the team’s longest playoff run since 2011. He posted a 81-56-13 record in his two seasons with Spokane.

Lambert also has NHL experience, having served as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres in 2015-16.

“Dan is incredibly passionate about the game of hockey and has had success offensively and on the power play during his time as a coach,” Predators head coach Peter Laviolette said in a press release. “We are very confident he is coming to our organization with the intention of making a strong, positive impact on our group.”

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