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2019 WJC | David Lassonde, Assistant Coach

This is David Lassonde's fourth time serving as an assistant coach of the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team, having previously coached the gold-medal winning 2023 squad, as well as the 2022 the 2021 teams.

The Durham, N.H., native most recently served as an assistant coach for the 2024 U.S. National Junior Team that won the gold medal at the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. Lassonde has coached three additional U.S. National Junior Teams, including for the silver medal-winning 2019 squad and gold medal-winning 2013 team;

He was also on staff for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China; 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, 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.