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 extension keeps Cooper behind the bench through the 2024-25 season
Columbus Blue Jackets’ head coach Brad Larsen has been with the team since 2014 when they hired him as an assistant coach. Now seven years later and after a promotion to head coach, we are seeing a side to him we haven’t seen in public before.
Coaching in Montreal comes with a bright spotlight that Ducharme is still getting used to, but he can certainly empathize with Carey Price.
It’s not often that an AHL assistant boasts a coaching resume that includes a Stanley Cup, an Olympic head coaching gig and eight seasons as a bench boss in the NHL.
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.