Geoff Ward

From the classroom to Calgary Flames Head Coach, here’s what you need to know about the Flames’ interim bench boss.
A native of Waterloo, Ont., Ward actually started his coaching career at the University of Waterloo as an assistant coach under Don Mckee from 1989 to 1992.

Sheldon Keefe

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.

Ralph Krueger

Ralph Krueger is a Canadian-born German former hockey player and head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. He is a multiple sport and international business executive and has been describe a “pure genius” in his approach to coaching.

Dallas Eakins

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).

Dave Tippett

The Edmonton Oilers announced the hiring of Dave Tippett as the 16th head coach in Oilers in 2019. The native of Moosomin, Saskatchewan also served as head coaches for Dallas and Phoenix. In Arizon he won the Jack Adams Award in 2010, presented to the NHL’s top coach.

DJ Smith

DJ Smith is the head coach of the Ottawa Senators. DJ had spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He joined Toronto in 2015-16 after leading the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals to the 2015 Memorial Cup title.

Todd Reirden

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.

Jeremy Colliton

Jeremy Colliton is in his second season as Head Coach of the Chicago Blackhawks. At 34, he also became the youngest head coach currently in the NHL.

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