When Alain Vigneault was talking about what he wanted in a third assistant coach, he mentioned that he wanted someone who would be an “eye in the sky,” help with practice, player development and pre-scouting.
Vigneault hired Danny Lacroix and told the Edmonton Journal that a main reason he picked Lacroix was because of his experience in the Eastern Conference, something that neither Vigneault, Scott Arniel or Ulf Samuelsson brought with them.
Vigneault said that Lacroix can provide information and backstories on different players as well as playing styles for other teams.
Lacroix spent the past three seasons as an assistant in Tampa Bay and has spent six of the last seven in the East.
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