The Pittsburgh Penguins named Marty Lauzon as the director of high performance Wednesday morning, replacing Teena Murray, who was terminated from a similar position after one season as part of the front office cleaning when the organization named Kyle Dubas as the president of hockey operations.
According to the Penguins’ press release, Lauzon will oversee the hockey operations’ strength and conditioning, nutrition, mental fitness, injury prevention, and injury rehabilitation programming. Lauzon will work in concert with the Head Team Physician, Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, and report to Dubas.
Lauzon has over 25 years of experience working in professional and collegiate sports. He spent 21 years in the NFL from 1999-21, first with the Cleveland Browns (1999-2009) and then with the Atlanta Falcons (2010-21). With Cleveland, he served as the team’s assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist until 2005. He was promoted to head athletic trainer/physical therapist. In 2010, Lauzon became the Falcons’ head athletic trainer/physical therapist before being promoted to director of sports medicine and performance in 2013.
Lauzon moved to the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA after his time with the Falcons. He was the team’s director of athletic performance and sports medicine, handling all aspects of the athletic training department, including overseeing the sports medicine department, the strength and conditioning coaches, nutrition, and overall planning to optimize player health and availability.