Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach Derek Lalonde carries the Stanley Cup into Tri-Town Arena on July 21, 2021 in Brasher Falls. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

Brasher Falls native Derek Lalonde was named the 28th head coach in the history of the Detroit Red Wings late Thursday afternoon.

Lalonde’s hiring was announced on social media by Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman.

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