MLAX: Jon Cooper and Tampa Bay Lightning Rejoice Back-to-Back Stanley Cup Victories

Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University alum and Tampa Bay Lightning Head Coach Jon Cooper celebrated the franchise’s second consecutive Stanley Cup with countless numbers of followers in a boat parade Monday afternoon together the Tampa waterfront ahead of heading to Julian B. Lane Waterfront Park for the publish-parade celebration.

The third-seed in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs subsequent a 36-17-3 normal time mark, Cooper and the Lightning won the decisive Sport 5 above the Montreal Canadiens, 1-, in front of a packed crowd at Tampa Bay’s Amalie Arena to get the series, 4-1, and earn the 3rd Stanley Cup in franchise history and the second in as several a long time.

The 2020-21 year marked the eighth period behind the bench as head coach for Cooper subsequent his hire in 2013. Cooper has received 384 games in the course of his time with the Lightning, which includes 70 article-period game titles, and has taken the franchise to the playoffs 7 periods, with three trips to the Stanley Cup Ultimate and again-to-back Stanley Cup victories.

The Lightning named Cooper the eighth head mentor in franchise background in 2013 following profitable head coaching stints in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Norfolk Admirals, where by he gained the Calder Cup in 2011-12, and the Syracuse Crunch. Cooper also coached the North American Hockey League (NAHL)’s St. Louis Bandits and the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) to league titles.

From 1986-89, Cooper totaled 99 points on 74 objectives and 25 helps for Hofstra after arriving in Hempstead from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. He was a member of East Coastline Convention championship teams in 1988 and 1989 and graduated fifth all-time in objectives scored and ninth all-time in factors scored at Hofstra. Cooper graduated in 1989 with a diploma in organization administration.