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 the 32 teams in the National Hockey League. The association was founded in 2001 by legendary coach Scotty Bowman and a group of veteran colleagues including Roger Neilson, Larry Robinson, and Pat Quinn.

Together with our members, the NHLCA seeks to develop future coaches, give back to the hockey community, and grow the game of hockey globally.

Supporting NHL Coaches

The NHLCA provides non-hockey support to NHL coaches – both employed and unemployed – including assistance with pensions, health benefits, estate planning, taxes, contracts, and sponsorship, educational, and networking opportunities.



Health Benefits

Cross-Border Issues



Supporting The Next Generation of Coaches

One of our Association’s primary objectives is to help develop all hockey coaches from the youth level up to the highest levels of hockey as we strongly believe that coaches are important leaders within their communities, serving as role models at every level of the game.

Together with our members, we are committed to supporting all coaches in their initiatives of guiding, motivating, and inspiring players of all ages.