LADOUCEUR NAMED HEAD COACH OF OSHAWA GENERALS
Former Hurricanes assistant coach leaves pro scouting role for OHL jobRALEIGH, N.C. – Oshawa Generals General Manager Brad Selwood announced today that the Ontario Hockey League team has hired Randy Ladouceur as its head coach. Ladouceur had been a part of the Carolina Hurricanes organization for 15 years as a player, an assistant coach and most recently, a pro scout.
Ladouceur served as an assistant coach for the Hurricanes for parts of eight seasons following the conclusion of his 17-year playing career. He played in 930 NHL games, collecting 30 goals and 126 assists for 156 points and totaling 1,322 penalty minutes. Ladouceur concluded his playing career with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, where he served as team captain for the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons. Prior to Anaheim, he played in six-plus seasons for Hartford, appearing in 452 games and serving as team captain in 1991-92. He played for Detroit for six seasons prior to joining the Whalers.
Ladouceur had served the organization in a player and prospect development and pro scouting capacity since Jan. 8, 2004. In Oshawa, he replaces Bob McGill, who was dismissed on Dec. 27, 2004.