Lorne Molleken (born on June 11, 1956 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Lorne played minor league hockey in Toledo, Ohio for the Toledo Goal Diggers.
Coaching Career[edit | edit source]
Lorne was the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks at the end of the 1999 and the beginning of the 2000 season.
He was nominally demoted to an assistant under Bob Pulford in December of 1999, but Pulford allowed him to continue making most of the on-ice decisions while serving largely as a senior consultant.
Lorne is remembered primarily for receiving a black eye from Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee following an infamous September 25, 1999 preseason game in which (among other things) Capitals winger Trevor Halverson suffered a career-ending concussion. McPhee received thirty days' suspension and a fine from the league.
He would also coach the Saskatoon Blades, Cape Breton Oilers, Hamilton Bulldogs & Regina Pats and also served as an assistant to Ed Olczyk with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
During the 2015-16 season, Lorne was hired as the head coach of the Vancouver Giants, but on March 18, 2016, he was fired from his position.
Coaching Record[edit | edit source]
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|CHI||1998–99||23||13||6||4||-||(73)||3rd in Central||Missed Playoffs|
|CHI||1999–00||24||5||13||4||2||(78)||3rd in Central||(demoted)|