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 coach talks about each of the additions the Hurricanes made during their busy offseason.
‘I knew you guys would go there’: Mike Sullivan on the challenge (and potential) of the U.S. Olympic hockey team
The sunshine coming through his office window in suburban Pittsburgh had something to do with it. That’ll soon be in short supply. But the Penguins head coach, clearly, is thrilled about his new side gig. He’s leading the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team at the 2022 Beijing Games.
Duhamel joins Housley, Stillman and Schwab on Tourigny’s staff
The Columbus Blue Jackets have named Cleveland Monsters associate coach Steve McCarthy as an assistant coach on Brad Larsen‘s staff.
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 32 teams in the National Hockey League.