Doug Weight is an American professional ice hockey coach, executive and former player. He was most recently the head coach and assistant general manager for the New York Islanders.
During his 19-year National Hockey League career, he played for the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues and the New York Islanders.
As the youngest coach in the NHL, in 2015 Hynes was named as the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils. His experience, however, in driving team to successful seasons is well documented. John became second-fastest coach in AHL history to reach the 100 career-wins mark, doing so in just 152 games. In addition, in second round of the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, Pens became first team in league history to overcome a 3-0 deficit by winning games six and seven on the road.
Peter Laviolette is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Nashville Predators. He has previously held this position with the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, and Philadelphia Flyers. He coached the Hurricanes to a Stanley Cup win in 2006, and later coached the Philadelphia Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010, and the Nashville Predators in 2017.
He is the current head coach for the Los Angeles Kings, and the former head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. Stevens played as a defenseman and was part of the Philadelphia Flyers and Hartford Whalers during his playing career. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, he grew up in Turkey Point in Norfolk County, Ontario.
Nicknamed “The Boogieman”, Bob Boughner is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. As head coach of the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League, Boughner won two Memorial Cup Canadian major junior national championships, in 2009 and 2010 and won the CHL’s Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award twice, in 2008 and 2009.
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