AHL Operations


Athletic Trainer

Equipment Manager

Randy Ladouceur

Assistant Coach

On July 30th, 2013, the Lake Erie Monsters announced the addition of NHL veteran Randy Ladouceur (LAD-eh-sir) to the coaching staff. The former defenseman has almost 25 years of combined NHL experience between playing and coaching. With the addition of Ladouceur, David Oliver returns to solely focusing on his original role with the team of Director of AHL Operations.

Since retiring from playing in 1996, Ladouceur served as an assistant coach with four NHL franchises for 10 overall seasons, most recently the Montreal Canadiens in 2011-12. Prior to that 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 three different teams (1982-1996). After five seasons with Detroit, seven with Hartford and three with Anaheim, he finished his NHL playing career with a total of 30 goals, 126 assists and 1,322 penalty minutes in 930 regular season games. Ladouceur also recorded 13 points and 59 PIMs in 40 playoff games.