Sheldon Keefe enters his first season behind the bench in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team’s head coach. After three successful seasons as the head coach of the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds (OHL), Keefe was named the head coach of the Toronto Marlies (AHL), the top affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dallas Eakins is in the midst of his first season as head coach of the Ducks in 2019-20, his fifth season within the organization. Eakins joined Anaheim in June 2015 after serving as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers from 2013-15. He had previously spent four seasons as head coach of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies (2009-13).
Reirden, 47, is entering his second season as Capitals’ head coach after serving as an associate coach the last two seasons and assistant coach.
In his four previous seasons with the Capitals, Reirden was responsible for the team’s defensemen. During the 2016-17 season, the Capitals ranked first in the NHL in goals against per game, marking Washington’s lowest goals against per game in franchise history.
Rod is currently in his first year as Head Coach for the Carolina Hurricanes after serving as Assistant Coach for seven years. Brind’Amour officially retired as a player on June 30, 2010, following a career of more than 20 NHL seasons. Originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, ninth overall, in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft