Executive Committee

Jon Cooper

President of the NHLCA Executive Committee, Head Coach, Tampa Bay Lightning


In 2013, Cooper was named the ninth Head Coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning  and is currently the longest tenured Head Coach in the National Hockey League. Since joining the Lightning, Cooper has guided the Bolts to five Eastern Conference Final appearances, three trips to the Stanley Cup Finals, and the franchise’s first ever Presidents’ Trophy in 2018-19.

A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Jon Cooper is the third Head Coach in the expansion era to win multiple Stanley Cup® Championships with their first NHL team, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in 2020 and 2021.

Cooper is the first Head Coach to win two Stanley Cups, a Calder Cup (AHL), a Clark Cup (USHL), and a Robertson Cup (NAHL). In 2012 while he was the Head Coach of the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, Cooper was awarded the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as the AHL’s top coach after guiding the team to the Calder Cup Championship.

Bruce Cassidy

Head Coach, Boston Bruins


Bruce Cassidy is in his third full season behind the Boston bench. He led the Bruins to the third-best record in the NHL in 2018-19 and the club went to the playoffs for his third straight year, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2013. He earned his 100th win with a 6-3 victory vs. Chicago on February 12, 2019 in just his 166th game as Boston’s coach, which was the second-fastest 100 wins in club history. 

Cassidy joined Julien’s staff as an assistant coach in Boston on May 24, 2016 following eight seasons in the organization with the Providence Bruins, their top American Hockey League affiliate.

Peter Laviolette

Head Coach, Washington Capitals


Peter Laviolette is entering his second season with the Washington Capitals after becoming their 19th Head Coach in franchise history. With 198 years of NHL Head Coach experience, Laviolette ranks second among U.S. born coaches in wins, and is ranked 12th overall in NHL history with 673 wins.

Adding to his accolades, Laviolette became the fourth American-born coach to win the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes, has led 11 NHL teams to post-season Stanley Cup Playoff appearances, and is the fourth coach in NHL history to lead three different teams to the Stanley Cup Finals.

On an international stage, Laviolette has coached Team USA at the 2004, 2005, and 2014 World Championships and has represented Team USA at four Olympic Games, two of which he was a player (1988 and 1994).

Dave Tippett

Head Coach, Edmonton Oilers


Dave Tippett has been a head coach in the NHL for 14 seasons with Dallas and Arizona, posting a career record of 553-413-28-102 in 1,114 games. The native of Moosomin, Saskatchewan also served as an assistant coach in Los Angeles from 1999-2002. Prior to joining the Oilers, Tippett was serving as a senior advisor for Seattle’s NHL team.

Internationally, Tippett represented Canada at two Olympic Games (1984 & 1992), winning a silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France. Tippett was also a member of Canada’s coaching staff at three world championships, as a head coach in 2014 and an assistant coach in 2009 and 2013, winning a silver medal in 2009.

Lawrence Feloney

Assistant Coach - Video, Nashville Predators


Lawrence Feloney, a native of Natick, Massachusetts, has been with the Nashville Predators organization since 2010 and currently serves as the team’s Assistant Coach – Video. Prior to joining the Predators, Feloney spent four seasons as the Video Coordinator for the New Jersey Devils’ AHL affiliate.

On an international stage, Feloney was the Video Coach for Team USA at the 2014 World Championships.

Mike Kelly

NHL Assistant Coach


Mike Kelly has over 30 years of coaching experience in the NHL, AHL, OHL, QMJHL, and Canadian University (U Sports). Most recently, Kelly was an Assistant Coach with the Vegas Golden Knights serving under then Head Coach Gerrard Gallant from 2017 to 2020. Before joining Vegas in their inaugural season, he served as an Assistant Coach with the Florida Panthers for three seasons.

Kelly began his coaching career in 1988 with the London Knights of the OHL and was named U Sports (then CIAU) Coach of the Year in 1998 when he was the Head Coach of the University of New Brunswick Men’s Hockey Team. In 2011, he was the Director of Hockey Operations for the Saint John Sea Dogs when the team won the QMJHL Championship and CHL Memorial Cup.

On an International stage, with Team Canada, Kelly has won a U20 World Junior Championships bronze medal in 2001, two U20 World Junior Championships silver medals in 2002 and 2003, and a U18 World Junior Championship gold medal in 2003.

Ian Clark

Goaltending Coach, Vancouver Canucks


Ian Clark has over 18 years of experience as a Goaltending Coach in the NHL. Clark rejoined his hometown team, the Vancouver Canucks, in 2019 after spending eight seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Clark has coached and developed star goalies including Roberto Luongo, Sergei Bobrovsky, Jacob Markstrom, and Thatcher Demko.

Internationally, Clark served as the Goaltending Coach for Team Canada at the 2005, 2006, and 2007 World Junior Championships, helping the team capture three gold medals.