Mark Lamb

Mark William Lamb (born August 3, 1964) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, and current general manager and head coach of the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Lamb was previously the head coach of the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL. Lamb was born in Ponteix, Saskatchewan but grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Mark Lamb
Born (1964-08-03) August 3, 1964
Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Oilers
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Montreal Canadiens
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 1982
Calgary Flames
Playing career 19842000

Playing career

Lamb was drafted 72nd overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames. Lamb went on to play just one game for the Flames before signing with the Detroit Red Wings in 1986. In his one season with Detroit, Lamb played 22 regular season games. Lamb was claimed by the Edmonton Oilers in 1987 where he spent a total of five seasons, winning the Stanley Cup with them in 1990. Lamb was then claimed in the 1992 NHL Expansion Draft by the Ottawa Senators and served as the team's co-captain alongside Brad Shaw during the 1993–94 NHL season. On March 5, 1994, Lamb was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for the Flyers' 1988 first round pick Claude Boivin and minor league goaltender Kirk Daubenspeck. He played just 27 games for the Flyers before he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for cash. He finished his career with four seasons in the International Hockey League with the Houston Aeros and one in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany for Landshut EV. In total, Lamb played 403 regular season games in the National Hockey League, scoring 46 goals and 100 assists for 146 points.

Coaching and manager career

Lamb retired as a player in 2000. A year later he returned to Edmonton as an assistant coach. In 2002, Lamb moved to the Dallas Stars under the same role. Following a season which saw the Stars finish out of the playoffs with a record of 36–35–11, Lamb was then the head coach and general manager of the Western Hockey League's Swift Current Broncos.

On June 21, 2016, Lamb was named head coach to the Tucson Roadrunners, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes.[1] He was relieved of duties after one season.

In 2018, he was hired as the general manager of the Prince George Cougars in the WHL.[2]

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81Swift Current BroncosSJHL
1980–81Billings BighornsWHL241891230110
1981–82Billings BighornsWHL72455610146546104
1982–83Colorado FlamesCHL60220
1982–83Medicine Hat TigersWHL462243653353254
1982–83Nanaimo IslandersWHL3014375116
1983–84Medicine Hat TigersWHL72597713630141211236
1984–85Moncton Golden FlamesAHL8023497253
1984–85Medicine Hat TigersWHL63252
1985–86Calgary FlamesNHL10000
1985–86Moncton Golden FlamesAHL79265076511026817
1986–87Adirondack Red WingsAHL4914365045
1986–87Detroit Red WingsNHL2221381100011
1987–88Edmonton OilersNHL20000
1987–88Nova Scotia OilersAHL692761884550556
1988–89Cape Breton OilersAHL5433498229
1988–89Edmonton OilersNHL2028101460228
1989–90Edmonton OilersNHL581216284222611172
1990–91Edmonton OilersNHL374812251505520
1991–92Edmonton OilersNHL5962228461611210
1992–93Ottawa SenatorsNHL717192664
1993–94Ottawa SenatorsNHL6611182956
1993–94Philadelphia FlyersNHL1916716
1994–95Philadelphia FlyersNHL80222
1994–95Montreal CanadiensNHL3910118
1995–96Montreal CanadiensNHL10000
1995–96Houston AerosIHL6717607765
1996–97Houston AerosIHL8125537883133121510
1997–98Landshut EVDEL46721283663148
1998–99Houston AerosIHL7921497072191101112
1999–2000Houston AerosIHL7915466158112796
AHL totals 331 123 245 368 223 15 2 11 13 23
NHL totals 403 46 100 146 291 70 7 19 26 51
IHL totals 306 78 208 286 278 43 6 29 35 28

Coaching statistics

2001–02Edmonton OilersNHLAssistant coach
2002–09Dallas StarsNHLAssistant coach
2009–16Swift Current BroncosWHLHead coach and general manager
2016–17Tucson RoadrunnersAHLHead coach


  1. "Coyotes Hire Lamb as Head Coach of Tucson Roadrunners". Retrieved 2016-06-22.
  2. "Lamb new GM in Prince George". 19 June 2018.
Preceded by
Laurie Boschman
Ottawa Senators captain
with Brad Shaw
Succeeded by
Gord Dineen
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