| Brad Lauer
Born Oct. 27, 1966 (Humboldt, Sask.)
Brad Lauer begins his first season as Ottawa Senators assistant coach after being named to the position on July 23, 2009. Lauer, who joins Luke Richardson as one of two assistants to have once played for the Senators, played 30 games for Ottawa in 1993-94.
The 42-year-old Lauer is reunited with head coach Cory Clouston with whom he served as assistant coach for five seasons with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. During his time with the Ice, from 2002-03 to 2006-07, the team picked up more than 100 points twice and won 40 games three times.
For the last two seasons, Lauer had served as assistant coach under Lane Lambert of the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals.
The New York Islanders’ second-round pick in the 1985 draft, Lauer played three seasons with the Canadian Hockey League’s Regina Pats beginning in 1983-84. He completed his 16-year pro playing career at the end of the 2001-02 season and posted 111 points on 44 goals and 67 assists in 323 career NHL games with the New York Islanders, Senators, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Lauer also played 13 seasons in the AHL and the International Hockey League, suiting up with the Indianapolis Ice, Las Vegas Thunder, Cleveland Lumberjacks and Utah Grizzlies of the IHL, and the AHL’s Springfield Indians and Capital-District Islanders.
Lauer and his wife, Daria, live in Stillsville with their children, Camryn and Addison.