Craig Berube

Craig Berube is one of just 321 men who has played in over 1,000 games in the NHL, which he did in stints with the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, and New York Islanders. It is a truly astounding feat for anyone.

Rod Brind’Amour

Rod Brind'amour, head coach NHL Carolina Hurricanes

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

Jim Montgomery

Jim Montgomery joins the Stars after spending the previous five seasons as the head coach of the University of Denver men’s hockey team. He amassed a 125-57-26 record and was the second-winningest coach in college hockey during that span.

David Quinn

David Quinn is most recently the Head Coach of the New York Rangers. He previously served as the Assistant Coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team for the third time and sixth time overall with Team USA. Additionally, Quinn spent two seasons (2002-04) as head coach for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. In that time, Quinn guided the U.S. National Under-17 Team to a 35-26-8 regular-season record and a 16-7-1 mark in international play. 

Bill Peters

Currently the head coach of the Calgary Flames, Bill Peters also served as the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes and assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Known for being brutally honest, Bill Peters knows how to tell it like it is.

Barry Trotz

Barry Trotz was named Head Coach of the New York Islanders on June 21, 2018 after leaving the Washington Capitals 11 days after winning the Stanley Cup. Trotz joined the Islanders and led them to one of the greatest turnarounds in league history.

Gerard Gallant

Named the first coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, Gerard Gallant brings 6 seasons of NHL Coaching experience to the team. He also played in the NHL and internationally. Despite his small stature (5’ 10”) he was known as a tough competitor and a challenge to play against.

Travis Green

As a new coach to the NHL, Travis Green relies on his experience as an NHL player with 5 different teams. Considered the past few years as a coaching star in the making, Green credits this NHL playing experience as a major factor in his success now behind the bench. Green spent 14 years in the NHL, appearing in 970 games for five different organizations, including dual stints with both the Maple Leafs and Ducks. Along the way there were countless learning experiences both on and off the ice, hundreds of different teammates, and numerous coaches, including Hall of Fame legends Al Arbour and Pat Quinn. Green was drafted 23rd overall by the New York Islanders in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

Jon Cooper

Jon Cooper has led the Lightning to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of his two full seasons behind the bench, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015. In 2014, he was named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the NHL’s top coach.

Peter DeBoer

George Peter DeBoer is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the San Jose Sharks and former coach of the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils. George is also the current part-owner of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).