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.

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How do the Capitals know when to use a coach’s challenge?

Twice in the Capitals’ last three games, one of the most important plays of the night was made by neither a coach on the bench nor a player in the ice. The play — successfully challenging a goal for offside — was made in a small coaches office outside of the dressing room. That’s where Brett Leonhardt and Tim Ohashi sit during games.

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2019 NHLCA Celebrity Golf Classic

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!

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2019 NHLCA Global Coaches’ Clinic

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.

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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.