NHL Coaches

There is no bigger sport in Canada than Hockey, and NHL coaches are the leaders who bring it to life. As high profile as their NHL players, these coaches are revered across the country for their leadership, strength and ability to deliver results.  They also have amazing stories to share.  They could be just the lively touch your event or gala needs!

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Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock is the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and former head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Considered one of the most...

Jared Bednar

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...

Craig Berube

Craig Berube is one of just 321 men who has played in over 1,000 games in the NHL, which he did in stints with the Philadelphia Flyers,...

Guy Boucher

Boucher was the head coach of the Ottawa Senators from 2016-2019. He was also the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2010–2013...

Bruce Boudreau

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...

Bob Boughner

Nicknamed "The Boogieman", Bob Boughner is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. As head coach of the Windsor...

Randy Carlyle

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...

Jon Cooper

Jon Cooper has led the Lightning to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of his two full seasons behind the bench, including a trip to the...

Travis Green

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...

Dave Hakstol

He knows how to adapt his style to his roster, he's survived in a tough hockey market and he's turned teams around in short order. As...

Ken Hitchcock

Nicknamed "Hitch", Ken has served as an NHL Canadian ice hockey coach and pro scout. He is currently the head coach of the Dallas...

Phil Housley

Peruse the record books for the Buffalo Sabres, and you'll find the name Phil Housley atop nearly every offensive statistic for...

John Hynes

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...

Claude Julien

Claude Julien has entered into his second tour of duty as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. Throughout his coaching career he has...

Peter Laviolette

Peter Laviolette is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Nashville...

Todd McLellan

The Kings call him a professor of hockey. McLellan comes across as a solid teacher of hockey tactics and skills — just what it takes to...

Joel Quenneville

Joel Quenneville, 60, has more than 20 years of NHL head coaching experience with the St. Louis Blues (1996-2004), Colorado Avalanche...

David Quinn

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...

DJ Smith

DJ Smith is the head coach of the Ottawa Senators. DJ had spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple...

Mike Sullivan

With 15 years of NHL coaching experience, Mike Sullivan led the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and '17 to...

John Tortorella

Tortorella—or "Torts" as he is sometimes called by the press—is known for his outspoken nature. An American ice hockey coach and former...

Barry Trotz

Barry Trotz was named Head Coach of the New York Islanders on June 21, 2018 after leaving the Washington Capitals 11 days after winning...

Doug Weight

Doug Weight is an American professional ice hockey coach, executive and former player. He was most recently the head coach and...