KINGS ASSISTANT COACH 1987-95
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Cap Raeder served seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings from 1987-95. Raeder was head coach Berry Melrose’s lone assistant for two seasons from 1992-94 until John Perpich joined the staff for the 1994-95 season. Raeder came to the Kings late in the 1987-88 season under Robbie Ftorek and then served three seasons as an assistant to Tom Webster.
Before joining the Kings, Raeder was head coach at Clarkson University in New York for four seasons (1984-1988). The Golden Knights were 50-30-6 under Raeder and made it to the ECAC championship game twice (1986 and 1988).
Raeder began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of New Hampshire in 1980 and earned a degree in communications in the process. He moved on to Clarkson two seasons later as an assistant before taking the head post.
A goaltender during his playing days, Raeder spent two seasons with the New England Whalers of the WHA. He compiled a 12-11-1 record in 29 games with the Whalers in 1975-76 and 1976-77. Raeder played for Team USA in the 1976 Canada Cup and also earned All-American honors as a goalie during his collegiate days at the University of New Hampshire.
Following his time with the Kings, Raeder spent the previous 11 seasons in the San Jose Sharks organization. He served as a professional scout for the previous nine years and also served as an assistant coach during the 2000-01 season and as interim head coach for one game during the 2002-03 season, a 3-2 OT win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Dec. 3, 2002. Prior to that, Raeder served two seasons from 1995-97 as an assistant coach with the Boston Bruins.
Raeder joined former Kings head coach Barry Melrose as an assistant with Tampa Bay for the 2008-09 season.