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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.
Paul Maurice doesn’t often find himself at a loss for words. Sunday night was one of those times, though, when the subject of him reaching 700 NHL wins was brought up in his postgame session with members of the media.
“When you’re starting young, you’re thinking, ‘Wow, if I could coach 500 games in this league, that would be a milestone,'” Maurice said.
Zettler says new coaches focused on cutting goals against with positive results
Eight years. This is how long Jared Bednar lived away from his wife and two children to chase a dream of being an NHL head coach, an objective he openly admits he would have not reached without their sacrifices.
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!
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.
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.