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 succ...

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 thro...

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, T...

Jeff Blashill

As the only coach in the Grand Rapids Griffins’ history to qualify for the Calder Cup playoffs in three consecutive seasons, Jeff Blash...

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 Fame. Through ...

Bob Boughner

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

Rod Brind'amour, head coach NHL Carolina Hurricanes

Rod Brind’Amour

Rod is currently in his first year as Head Coach for the Carolina Hurricanes after serving as Assistant Coach for seven years. Brind'Amou...

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 co...

Bruce Cassidy

Head Coach of the Boston Bruins and former head coach of the Washington Capitals, Bruce Cassidy is known as a ‘Team First’ guy. His c...

Jeremy Colliton

Jeremy Colliton is in his second season as Head Coach of the Chicago Blackhawks. At 34, he also became the youngest head coach currently ...

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 St...

Peter DeBoer

George Peter DeBoer is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the San Jose Sharks ...

Dallas Eakins

Dallas Eakins is in the midst of his first season as head coach of the Ducks in 2019-20, his fifth season within the organization. Eakins...

Gerard Gallant

Named the first coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, Gerard Gallant brings 6 seasons of NHL Coaching experience to the team. He also played...

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 a...

Glen Gulutzan

Glen Gulutzan

Coach Glen Gulutzan is known for his intelligence about the game, both tactically and structurally. As impressive, however are his interp...

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 the...

Ken Hitchcock

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 Stars. ...

Phil Housley

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

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 dri...

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 bee...

Sheldon Keefe

Sheldon Keefe enters his first season behind the bench in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team’s head co...

Ralph Krueger

Ralph Krueger is a Canadian-born German former hockey player and head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. He is a multiple sport and internatio...

Peter Laviolette

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

Paul Maurice

The Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets, Paul Maurice brings a unique perspective to any speaking engagement through his 14 seasons coaching ...

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...

Jim Montgomery

Jim Montgomery joins the Stars after spending the previous five seasons as the head coach of the University of Denver men's hockey team. ...

Joel Quenneville

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

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 Nat...

Todd Reirden

Reirden, 47, is entering his second season as Capitals' head coach after serving as an associate coach the last two seasons and assistant...

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 Leafs....

John Stevens

He is the current head coach for the Los Angeles Kings, and the former head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. Stevens played as a defense...

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 bec...

Dave Tippett

The Edmonton Oilers announced the hiring of Dave Tippett as the 16th head coach in Oilers in 2019. The native of Moosomin, Saskatchewan ...

Rick Tocchet

Tocchet joined the Coyotes as head coach in 2017 following three seasons and back-to-back Stanley Cup championships as an assistant coach...

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 form...

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 t...

Alain Vigneault

Alain Vigneault

Known for his sense of humour, Alain Vigneault is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player and head coach with the New York Range...

Geoff Ward

From the classroom to Calgary Flames Head Coach, here's what you need to know about the Flames' interim bench boss. A native of Waterloo...

Doug Weight

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