Nicknamed “Hitch”, Ken has served as an NHL Canadian ice hockey coach and pro scout. He is currently the head coach of the Dallas Stars. He has also served as the head coach of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and St. Louis Blues. He coached the Stars to a Stanley Cup victory in 1999. Additionally, Hitchcock has served as an Associate Coach on Team Canada five times in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014, while he helped his teams win gold at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.
Tortorella—or “Torts” as he is sometimes called by the press—is known for his outspoken nature. An American ice hockey coach and former player, he’s the head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
His straightforward coaching style has earned him accolades both on and off the ice. In addition to his leadership and coaching success, John is a great supporter of numerous philanthropic causes through The John and Christine Tortorella Family Foundation, with animal rescue and fundraising for local shelters being a passion
If you are not familiar with Jared Bednar and his coaching career before Colorado, he had a history of working his way up. He worked through the ECHL starting as an assistant, moving his way eventually to head coach of the 2008-2009 Kelly Cup winning South Carolina Stingrays. Bednar’s next move was to the AHL and later he became head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters, winning the Calder Cup in 2015-2016.
Coach Glen Gulutzan is known for his intelligence about the game, both tactically and structurally. As impressive, however are his interpersonal skills – his ability to communicate with people, and his ability to drive people to achieve results.
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Peruse the record books for the Buffalo Sabres, and you’ll find the name Phil Housley atop nearly every offensive statistic for defensemen. It’s a testament to the eight Hall of Fame seasons he spent in Buffalo after being selected out of South St. Paul high school with the No. 6 pick in the 1982 Draft.
Tocchet joined the Coyotes as head coach in 2017 following three seasons and back-to-back Stanley Cup championships as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins. As a Canadian professional coach, former player and commentator/analyst, Rick Tocchet brings on ice and bench experience to the game. Playing as a right winger, he played 18 seasons in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals and Phoenix Coyotes. The four-time NHL All-Star won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 1992 and played in the 1987 Stanley Cup Final with the Philadelphia Flyers. He was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning for two seasons (2008-10), and during the 2010 playoffs he served as an analyst on Flyers Postgame Live on Comcast SportsNet.
As the winningest coach in Ducks history, Randy Carlyle is now in his ninth season as the head coach of the Ducks. He’s been recognized as a coach who has changed his ‘old style’ of coaching, to a newer, more flexible style to adapt to the changes in game. He’s still considered very hard in terms of what he wants from players, and the discipline you need to play, but his coaching is much more approachable.