The NHLCA provides support and assistance to the more than 200 head, associate, assistant, goaltending, and video coaches of the 32 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.
Tuning out the noise and controlling the controllables is critical for a coach, but their performance is always front-page news.
Leading, motivating, inspiring passion, building trust – that is what it means to be a coach.
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.
Andrew Brunette sat alone at the head of the long table in the Nashville Predators coaches’ room on Feb. 14, Preds cap on his head, gory footage of the previous night’s home loss to New Jersey playing out on the big screen.
“I still wanted to be playing and I was still pretty good, at least for that league. Plus, I was putting the team together, finding players with a team budget. I was running practices. You have a whistle and you jump in for the drills. It was all part of learning.”
Coming in from the cold at MetLife Stadium has only kept the New York Rangers hot.
Payne breaks down mindsets of those in solid position, in range of wild card, need long run.
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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 32 teams in the National Hockey League.