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.
As part of our chat with Hockey Hall of Fame legend Scotty Bowman, we also discussed his take on Pittsburgh Penguins current bench boss Mike Sullivan. Bowman said in a recent chat that Sullivan was perhaps the closest coach to himself. Sullivan is working for his third Stanley Cup ring while Bowman has nine as a head coach and five more in management roles.
Boston Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy joined Andi Petrillo and Matt Cauz on Leafs Lunch to discuss how he’s handling all this unexpected downtime, what made him want to give coaching seminars to ECHL bench bosses and is Brad Marchand actually a good guy?
Alain, a rugged, stay-at-home defenseman, didn’t have an easy road to the NHL. He racked up 775 penalty minutes in four years in the Q, including 342 in his final season. Five of those came after a fight with Laraque that he hasn’t forgotten.
Last June during draft week in Vancouver, I was invited by the NHL Coaches’ Association at their annual Coaches Clinic conference to moderate a panel featuring Scotty Bowman, Darryl Sutter and Terry Crisp.
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.