Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Dwayne Roloson appears to have ended his goaltending career in the National Hockey League although no statement has been released from him. Roloson has a new title: goaltending consultant for the Anaheim Ducks, to which he was named to on Monday.
Roloson played 14 seasons in the NHL with six clubs, including a season and a half with Tampa Bay. He also made an All-Star appearance in 2004 and played in 50 Stanley Cup Playoff games, including the Stanley Cup Finals with the Edmonton Oilers in 2006.
In taking the goalie consultant position with Anaheim, the 43-year-old Roloson succeeds Pete Peeters at the position. Ironically enough, Peeters was Roloson’s goalie coach in Edmonton.
Roloson is already familiar with the Anaheim organization. He had been serving as a consultant for their AHL affiliate in Norfolk since February. Prior to that, during the 2012 NHL lockout, Roloson had worked at his collegiate alma mater at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell as a volunteer assistant coach. He not only worked with the goalies but the entire team.
The Ducks already have a solid tandem in net with Jonas Hiller and newcomer Viktor Fasth. As their new goaltending consultant, Roloson could turn that pair into the top tandem in the NHL.
As for the Tampa Bay Lightning goalie coaching situation, Frantz Jean's contract expires on July 1st.