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Meet the Lightning's leaders


Barry Melrose, 52

Spent the past 12 seasons as an ESPN analyst. Coached the Kings from 1992-95, going 82-103 with 31 ties and leading Los Angeles to the 1993 Stanley Cup final. Assistant coaches

Rick Tocchet, 44: A 24-year NHL veteran as a player and coach, Tocchet is one of only three players with 400 goals and 2,500 penalty minutes. Previously Wayne Gretzky's assistant with the Coyotes.

Wes Walz, 38: After 13 seasons as an NHL player, Walz, who retired last season after seven years with the Wild, is in his first coaching gig.

Robert "Cap" Raeder, 55 on Wednesday: Barry Melrose's assistant with the Kings. A pro scout the past nine years with the Sharks. He will concentrate on goaltending. Video coach

Nigel Kirwan, 37: An original member of the organization in his 13th season as video coach. Principal owners

Oren Koules, far right, 47; Len Barrie, right, 39.

Minority owners

Russell Belinsky, 48; Mark Burg, 48; Richard Lehman, 53; Irwin Novack, 61; Craig Sher, 55; Jordan Zimmerman, 52.


Brian Lawton, 43, vice president of hockey operations.

Jim Hammett, 41, director of player personnel.

Claude Loiselle, 45, assistant general manager.

Tom Kurvers, 46 on Oct. 14, assistant general manager.

Greg Malone, 52, head pro scout.

Meet the Lightning's leaders 10/03/08 [Last modified: Saturday, October 4, 2008 6:25am]
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