The passion that our NHL coaches have for the game – what they’ve committed their lives to – is extremely inspiring. That passion drives them, and it’s what drives all coaches.
Leading, motivating, inspiring passion, building trust – that is what it means to be a coach.
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.
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.
The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has extended Troy Mann to continue serving as head coach of its American Hockey League affiliate, the Belleville Senators, for two seasons.
After playing 21 seasons in the NHL as a defenceman, starting with the Maple Leafs at age 18, he moved directly into coaching with Senators.
Luke Richardson’s daughter is never far from his thoughts — or his heart.
The Montreal Canadiens assistant coach wears a pin on his lapel in Daron Richardson’s memory every time he steps behind the bench after she died by suicide in 2010 at age 14.
Father and son Marc and Dylan Crawford bring old- and new-school mentalities to Blackhawks coaching staff
By Mark Lazerus (The Athletic) Jeremy Colliton hired Marc Crawford as an assistant coach two years ago to be the veteran voice he needed — a man with his name on the Stanley Cup, a man with 16 years of NHL head coaching experience, a man who had led teams in four...
One of our primary objectives is to help in the development of all hockey coaches from the youth level up to the highest levels of hockey. Together with our NHL coaches, we are committed to supporting coaches in their initiatives of guiding, motivating, and inspiring players of all ages.
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.