Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lane Lambert
Right-winger Lane Lambert was a talented offensive player for three different clubs in the 1980s. He was a good passer who could play abrasively while assaulting the opposition's goal.

Born in Melfort, Sasktachewan, Lambert played a year in the SJHL with the Swift Current Broncos before moving up to the Saskatoon Blades. After scoring 104 goals in two seasons in the WHL he was named to the league's second all-star team in 1983 and chosen 25th overall by the Detroit Red Wings at that summer's Entry Draft.

Lambert scored 20 goals as a rookie playing with Kelly Kisio and Iav Boldirev and helped Detroit reach the playoffs for the first time since the 1978 season. His point totals and ice time dropped over the next two years before he was traded to the New York Rangers in July 1986. Lambert had trouble finding a clear role on the Blueshirts and was traded to the Quebec Nordiques for Pat Price before the March deadline.

The talented forward was initially reborn on the Nords. He recorded ten points in the last 15 games of the regular season then played 13 post-season contests as the club reached the Adams Division final. In 1987-88, he registered a career-high 41 points but dressed for just 13 games the next year.

Lambert joined the Canadian National Team in 1989-90 and scored 64 points in 54 matches. He signed on with the Dusseldorf club of Germany before spending six years in Switzerland. He retired in 1998 after playing two years for the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Swift Current Legionnaires SMHL
1980-81 Swift Current Broncos SJHL 55 43 54 97 63
1981-82 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 45 69 114 111 5 1 1 2 25
1982-83 Saskatoon Blades WHL 64 59 60 119 126 6 4 3 7 7
1983-84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 20 15 35 115 -5 4 0 0 0 10
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 14 11 25 104 -3
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 34 2 3 5 130 -11
1985-86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 45 16 25 41 69 16 5 5 10 9
1986-87 New York Rangers NHL 18 2 2 4 33 +2
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 11 3 3 6 19
1986-87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 15 5 5 10 18 -1 13 2 4 6 30
1987-88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 61 13 28 41 98 0
1988-89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 13 2 2 4 23 -2
1988-89 Halifax Citadels AHL 59 25 35 60 162 4 0 2 2 2
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 54 28 36 64 48
1989-90 Dusseldorfer EG W.German 6 2 6 8 4
1990-91 HC Ajoie Swiss-2 36 40 45 85 82 10 11 7 18 30
1990-91 Canada Nat-Tm 4 0 1 1 0
1991-92 HC Ajoie Swiss-2 35 50 38 88 123 9 10 5 15 14
1991-92 Canada Nat-Tm 4 4 2 6 0
1992-93 HC Ajoie Swiss 25 22 16 38 28 4 3 1 4 8
1993-94 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss-2 36 39 29 68 62 5 5 2 7 8
1994-95 SC Langnau Swiss-2 36 37 44 81 60 7 5 4 9 33
1995-96 SC Langnau Swiss-2 33 39 40 79 64 8 7 4 11 14
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 75 24 20 44 94 13 4 5 9 21
1997-98 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 39 4 10 14 60 -4 3 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 36 8 10 18 61 +4
1998-99 Houston Aeros IHL 9 2 1 3 4 -1 19 4 1 5 26
1999-00 Houston Aeros IHL 77 21 9 30 88 -9 7 2 1 3 10
2000-01 Houston Aeros IHL 66 10 12 22 70 -2 7 0 1 1 11
NHL Totals 283 58 66 124 521 17 2 4 6 40


WHL Second All-Star Team (1983) Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit with Kelly Kisio, Jim Leavins and Detroit's 5th round choice (later traded to Winnipeg - Winnipeg selected Benoit Lebeau) in 1988 Entry Draft for Glen Hanlon and NY Rangers' 3rd round choices in 1987 (Dennis Holland) and 1988 (Guy Dupuis) Entry Drafts, July 29, 1986. Traded to Quebec by NY Rangers for Pat Price, March 5, 1987. Traded to Houston (IHL) by Cleveland (IHL) for cash, March 24, 1999.