The NHLCA provides support and assistance to the more than 200 head, associate, assistant, goaltending, and video coaches of the 31 teams in the National Hockey League.
Together with our members, the NHLCA seeks to develop future coaches, give back to the hockey community, and grow the game of hockey globally.
The NHLCA is committed to supporting all coaches in their initiatives of guiding, motivating, and inspiring players of all ages.
Revered around the world for their leadership, perseverance, and ability to deliver results, NHL coaches are the leaders who help bring the game to life.
Meet the Coaches
With millions of hockey fans throughout North America and the world, NHL coaches are the leaders who help bring the game to life. Integral to the game of hockey, NHL coaches are revered around the world for their leadership, perseverance, and ability to deliver results.
Meet the 200+ NHL coaches that form the NHL Coaches’ Association.
Head coach Bill Peters has enjoyed recharging with family this summer and is fired up for season.read more
“The biggest thing I try to stress with young players is, ‘I want some information, too. Don’t be afraid to talk to me about some things you may see that may help you.’ All we want to do as coaches as help.”read more
The Pittsburgh Penguins made it clear that they are still committed to Mike Sullivan as their head coach, extending him through the 2023-24 season.read more
The 42-year-old Smith has paid his dues to get here. He’s earned the right to take the next step in the coaching level when he steps behind the bench for the Senators’ opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 2 in his old stamping grounds at Scotiabank Arena.read more
The 2019 NHLCA Celebrity Golf Classic was hosted at Marine Drive Golf Club in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Over 140 golfers including 30 NHL coaches joined us for a fun day of golf while helping to support the Cancuks for Kids Fund!read more
The 2019 NHLCA Global Coaches Clinic was attended by over 400 youth, amateur, junior, college and professional coaches, as well as over 100 NHL coaches. Hosted on the eve of the NHL Draft™, this annual event is an amazing opportunity for NHL coaches to give back to the community by sharing their knowledge and expertise.read more
About the NHLCA
The NHL Coaches’ Association is a professional organization that provides support and assistance to the head, associate, assistant, goalie, and video coaches of all 31 teams in the National Hockey League.