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
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.
Barry Trotz Joined the Capitals in 2014 after spending the previous 15 seasons as head coach of the Nashville Predators. Trotz was previously the longest tenured coach in the NHL and the only coach in the Predators franchise history. Trotz ranks third all-time in both games coached (1,196) and wins (557) with a single franchise.
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.