David Lassonde is serving as goaltending coach for the U.S. National Junior Team in 2024.
The Durham, N.H., native served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China; three U.S. National Junior Teams, including for the silver medal-winning 2019 squad and gold medal-winning 2013 team; the 2015 championship-winning U.S. Under-17 Select Team; and the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that finished second at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
Lassonde served as an assistant coach of the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team for the third time at the 2023 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship, having previously coached the silver-medal winning 2022 squad and the 2021 team.
Lassonde, who has more than 30 years of coaching experience, was named USA Hockey’s national goaltending coach prior to the start of the 2020-21 season and is now in his third season with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.
Lassonde also worked with Team USA at the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships, winning a gold medal in 2017, has served as a mentor at USA Hockey Player Development Camps since 1990 and has worked as an instructor for USA Hockey’s Warren Strelow National Goalie Program since 2007.
Lassonde boasts a 32-year NCAA Division I men's hockey coaching career that includes stops at Dartmouth College, University of Denver, University of New Hampshire, Miami University and University of Wisconsin. Lassonde's resume includes 20 trips to the NCAA Tournament with five appearances in the Frozen Four, three conference tournament titles and six regular-season championships. Lassonde played collegiately for two seasons (1981-83) as a goaltender for Providence College.