Railers Hire Team Captain as Head Coach/ GM

 by Tom MarinoJune 29, 2022
Last Updated June 29, 2022 1:08 PM

WORCESTER -  The Worcester Railers named Jordan Lavallee-Smotherman, of Westborough, as the third head coach in team history on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old Lavallee-Smotherman was a Railers player and team captain through the 2021 - 2022 season, leading the team in scoring with 30 goals and 22 assists in 61 games. He said last season will be his last season as a player.


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Through his playing career, Lavallee-Smotherman played four games in the NHL, all with the Atlanta Thrashers, and recorded games in the AHL in seven different seasons. During the 2010 - 2011 season, he played 71 games with the AHL Providence Bruins and was part of the AHL Calder Cup Champion Chicago Wolves, scoring 20 goals in 76 games.

On Friday, June 24, the Railers announces they had mutually decided to part ways with head coach David Cunniff. Cunniff was an assistant coach in the AHL for 17 years prior to become head coach of the Railers 15 games into the 2019 - 2020 season.

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