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 Pittsburgh Penguins have had anything but an easy ride this season. There were turns left and right with front office shakeups and injuries to key players. Questions of whether the tenures of veterans Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were up became as loud as ever.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been on a quest to win at least one more Stanley Cup with Sidney Crosby. It has been a revolving door on his line as they try to figure it out.
Practice, preparation and a sterling track record give Bowness ‘100 percent faith in Kelly’s judgement’
For nearly all of March, the Buffalo Sabres were the punchline of the NHL. They slogged through an 18-game winless streak, the longest in the salary cap era.
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 31 teams in the National Hockey League.