Dave Tippett

Head Coach Edmonton Oilers

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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.

As a player, Dave Tippett appeared in 721 NHL games over 11 seasons with Hartford, Washington, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Internationally, Tippett represented Canada at two Olympic Games (1984, 1992), winning a silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France.

Dave Tippett was also a member of Canada's coaching staff at three world championships, as a head coach in 2014 and an assistant coach in 2009 and 2013, winning a silver medal in 2009.

He and his wife Wendy have two daughters, Nicole and Natalie, along with three grandchildren.

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Bring the excitement of the NHL and the cache of a NHL celebrity to your events, golf tournaments or corporate dinners by having Dave Tippett act as your host, emcee or engage in a meet and greet.  As a local native to Moosomin, AB, his ties to his community, success in the big leagues and his compelling, personal stories make David Tippett a great speaker, as well.


Hockey Stories - Life in the NHL

What’s it really like to run a professional NHL team?  Look behind the boards to hear tales from the bench, locker room and about the players themselves.  This unique insight will provide you with lessons on goal setting, the winning edge sprinkled with humor and stories that you won’t hear anywhere else!



What does it take to win a Stanley Cup?  Success in the NHL parallels success in business.  Learn from the greatest sports leaders today on how they lead their business and, as importantly, deal with setbacks to refocus on meeting their end goals. 


Motivating Millennials

One of the hottest debates today is “How do you motivate Millennials to drive your business forward?”  Hear from one of the best NHL Coaches, who take a different group of Millennials each year and motivate them to the reach their highest performance both individually and as a team.