ABOUT LACROIX HOCKEY
Eric Lacroix and Scott Masters have over 50 years of hockey experienced combined, covering all aspects of the game. Playing, scouting, management, and amateur hockey.
Lacroix was selected in the 7th round, 136th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He then played two years of collegiate hockey with St. Lawrence University of the ECAC. Lacroix made his professional debut with Maple Leafs American Hockey League affiliate, the St. John's Maple Leafs, before appearing in his first NHL game with the Leafs in the 1993–94 season.
Lacroix enjoyed his most successful stint in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche, posting a career-high 18 goals, 18 assists, and 36 points in the 1996–97 season. The Avalanche fell just short of defending their Stanley Cup title.
Post-retirement, Lacroix remained involved in hockey and returned to the Avalanche organization, assuming assistant video coach and director of hockey operations for four seasons. He became the co-owner and governor of the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League. After three years with the Sundogs, helping claim the Ray Miron President's Cup as champions of the CHL, Lacroix joined the Phoenix Coyotes organization for the 2008–09 season as a professional scout.
On June 3, 2009, Lacroix re-joined his father in Colorado, when he was named Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Avalanche. He served in his role for four consecutive seasons before leaving after the 2012–13 season.
For the past 20 years, Masters has spent his entire career coaching and scouting hockey in both the United States and Canada. Over that span, he worked for the Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers, and the University of Denver. He also has won a bronze medal with USA Hockey at the 2013 World Championships.
Masters has been fortunate to have worked under the best of the best in hockey, including two of the all-time winningest coaches in NHL history in Ken Hitchcock and Mike Keenan, one of the best NCAA coaches, George Gwozdecky, and top executives, Joe Sakic, and Doug Armstrong.
Masters is now committed to advising young players and their families to a better hockey future, obtaining individual goals with honest and professional advice.
Masters, a Denver native, grew up playing with Arvada Hockey Association and graduated from Colorado State University.