Tampa Bay Lightning

Head Coach
Rick Tocchet
Notes: Rick Tocchet was named interim Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 14, 2008.

Tocchet is in his 25th year in the NHL as either a player or a coach. He played 18 seasons with Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington and Phoenix, appearing in 1,144 career games and recording 440 goals, 952 points and 2,972 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 145 playoff games and netted 52 goals with 112 points and 471 penalty minutes.

Shortly after retiring in 2002, Tocchet joined the Colorado Avalanche as an assistant coach. He spent a season and a half on the bench with the Avalanche before joining former teammate Wayne Gretzky as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2005. He was named associate coach of the Lightning on July 9, 2008.

Tocchet is one of three players in the history of the NHL to record 400 goals or more and at least 2,500 penalty minutes (Gary Roberts, Pat Verbeek). He recorded three 40-goal seasons, two 30-goal seasons and was an 11-time 20-goal scorer. In 1992-93 he set career highs for goals with 48, assists with 61 and points with 109 with the Penguins. Internationally, Tocchet represented Canada at the 1990 and 1991 World Championship as well as in the 1987 and 1991 Canada Cup tournaments.

The Scarborough, Ontario native won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992 and appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals with Philadelphia in 1987. He was selected to four NHL All-Star teams (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993). Originally drafted by Philadelphia in the sixth-round, 125th overall, at the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, Tocchet began his career with the Flyers in 1984-85 and retired midway through the 2001-02 season, also with Philadelphia.

Earned his first win 11/21 vs. NSH.



Goaltenders

30 Mike McKenna G
6'2'', 195 04/11/1983 ( 25 ), St. Louis, MO, USA 1st NHL / 1st TBL Season
Last Win: FEB 12, 2009 vs TORONTO (2)
Last Shutout: FEB 7, 2009 vs NY ISLANDERS (4)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on February 3, 2009.
Notes: 2008-09: Stopped a career high 37 shots and faced a career high 41 in a loss 2/20 at CAR ... Stopped 28 of 28 shots on 2/7 vs NYI, becoming first TBL rookie goaltender to record a shutout in his 2nd NHL start.
Season HIghs: SV: 37(2/20 at CAR) SA: 41(2/20 at CAR)
GA: 4(3x,last 2/20 at CAR) Fewest GA: 0(2/7 vs NYI)
Shootout Statistics: Career: 0-0 (.000), 0-0 - 2008-09: 0-0 (.000), 0-0
Drafted: By NSH in the 6th round, 172nd overall, in 2002.

GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
7
352
2
3
-
1
1
17
2.90
158
0.903
Career
7
352
2
3
0
1
1
17
2.90
158
0.903


31 Karri Ramo G
(RAH-moh, KAHR-ee)
6'2'', 207 07/01/1986 ( 22 ), Asikkala, FIN 3rd NHL / 3rd TBL Season
Last Win: FEB 22, 2009 vs BOSTON Last Shutout:
How Acquired: Selected in the sixth round, 191st overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes: 2008-09: Has posted a 1-1-1 record in his previous 3 starts with a .924 SV% ... Has made 38 or more saves in each of those games.
Season HIghs: SV: 44(2/17 vs. CHI) SA: 49(2/17vs. CHI)
GA: 7(1/13 at SJS) Fewest GA: 2(2x,last-2/19 vs. NJD)
Shootout Statistics: Career: 0-4 (.000), 0-2 - 2008-09: 0-2 (.000), 0-1
Drafted: By TBL in the 6th Rd, 191st overall, in 2004.
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
8
401
2
3
1
1
0
27
4.04
232
0.896
Career
32
1740
9
14
0
4
0
95
3.28
819
0.896


Goaltenders - Injured Reserve List

37 Olaf Kolzig G
KOHL-zihg, OH-lahf
6'4'', 224 04/06/1970 ( 38 ), Johannesburg, ZAF 17th NHL / 1st TBL Season
Last Win: DEC 11, 2008 @ MONTREAL Last Shutout: OCT 6, 2007 vs CAROLINA (61)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2008.
Notes: 2008-09: Currently on IR with a rupture of the distal biceps tendon (3-4 months) ... Stopped 31 of 32 shots, including 24 in the second and third period 12/11 at MTL.
Season HIghs: SV: 37(10/5 at NYR) SA: 39(2x,last-11/13 vs. DET)
GA: 5(11/23 vs. NJD) Fewest GA: 1(12/11 at MTL)
Shootout Statistics: Career: 60-95 (.632), 7-14 - 2008-09: 0-0 (.000), 0-0
Drafted: By WSH in the 1st Rd, 19th overall, in 1989
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
8
410
2
4
1
1
0
25
3.66
220
0.898
Career
719
41670
303
297
63
24
35
1885
2.71
18233
0.906


41 Mike Smith G
SMIHTH, MIGHK
6'4'', 218 03/22/1982 ( 26 ), Kingston, ON, CAN 3rd NHL / 2nd TBL Season
Last Win: JAN 27, 2009 vs MONTREAL (2) Last Shutout: DEC 23, 2008 @ PITTSBURGH (15)
How Acquired: From Dallas with Jussi Jokinen, Jeff Halpern and a fourth-round pick in 2009 in exchange for Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist on 2/26/08.
Notes: 2008-09: Missed his first game of season due to injury with an upper body injury 2/3 at NYI.
Season HIghs: SV:42(2x,last-10/25 vs. SJS) SA:46(10/11 vs. CAR)
GA: 7(1/1 at WSH) Fewest GA: 0(10/18 vs. MIN)
Shootout Statistics: Career: 21-35 (.600), 5-6 - 2008-09: 13-25 (.520), 2-6
Drafted: By DAL in the 5th Rd, 161st overall, in 2001
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
41
2471
14
18
9
9
2
108
2.62
1174
0.916
Career
98
5630
41
42
0
11
8
237
2.53
2404
0.910