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.
Let Glen share his 15 years of coaching experience to engage and delight your audience.
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 spent nine seasons 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.
The Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets, Paul Maurice brings a unique perspective to any speaking engagement through his 14 seasons coaching in the NHL.
He was drafted in the 1985 NHL entry draft but Maurice had his career cut short due to an eye injury, and began his coaching career as an assistant with the Jr. Red Wings shortly thereafter.
In the past 44 years, Bruce Bourdreau has played for 17 teams and coached 10. He is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Through his unparalleled hockey career he has amassed an encyclopedia of stories. As a teenager, the Marlies’ trainer dubbed Boudreau “Gabby,” a nickname he has to this day. His passion for hockey and the people in the game oozes with his every breath. Skilled in leadership and determination he delivers his message sprinkled with stories and highlights that are sure to delight any crowd.
Joel Quenneville, 60, has more than 20 years of NHL head coaching experience with the St. Louis Blues (1996-2004), Colorado Avalanche (2005-2008) and Chicago Blackhawks (2008-2018) organizations. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Joel Quenneville owns an 890-532-77-137 record as a head coach in the NHL. His .890 regular season wins as an NHL head coach are the second most in NHL history.