Sylvain Lefebvre, 46, is in his second season as Head Coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Lefebvre spent the past five seasons with the Colorado Avalanche organization, serving as an assistant to Head Coach Joe Sacco with the Avs for three seasons (2009-2012), compiling a record of 114-109-15-8 in 246 regular season games, and two seasons (2007-2009) as Sacco’s assistant coach with the Lake Erie Monsters.
During his 19-year professional career, Lefebvre played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1989-2003. In 945 career NHL regular season games, the Richmond, Quebec native recorded 184 points (30 goals, 154 assists) and 674 penalty minutes. In 129 Stanley Cup Playoff contests, Lefebvre posted 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) and 101 penalty minutes. He won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996.
In three seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Lefebvre played 200 regular season games, producing 53 points (11 goals, 42 assists) and serving 182 penalty minutes. He then appeared in 165 regular season games and 39 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1992-1994. After one season with the Quebec Nordiques, Lefebvre followed the team when it moved to Denver, Colorado, where he skated in 303 regular season games and 65-post season games during four seasons with the Avalanche from 1995-1999. Lefebvre then signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent, playing 229 games with that club from 1999-2003. Lefebvre spent his final season as a player with Bern of the Swiss National League in 2003-2004, helping them win the league title.