Executive Committee

Craig Berube

President of the NHLCA Executive Committee, Head Coach, St. Lous Blues

A native of Calahoo, Alberta, Craig Berube became the second interim head coach in NHL history to win a Stanley Cup® Championship when he led the St. Louis Blues to win in 2018-19.

Berube spent two seasons as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers (2013-15), and as a player collected 159 points and 3149 penalty minutes in more than 1,000 career NHL games.

Peter DeBoer

Head Coach, Vegas Golden Knights

Peter DeBoer took over as Head Coach for the Vegas Golden Knights in February 2020. Previously, as Head Coach of the San Jose Sharks, DeBoer led the franchise to its first Stanley Cup Playoffs® appearance in 2016. Before joining the Sharks, DeBoer had been Head Coach of the Florida Panthers from 2008-2011, and New Jersey Devils from 2011-2014. The New Jersey Devils made an appearance in the final round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2012, DeBoer’s first season with the team.

DeBoer won a Memorial Cup in 2003 with the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers, and is currently a co-owner of the Oshawa Generals (OHL).

Mike Babcock

Former Head Coach, Toronto Maple Leafs

One of the most successful coaches in professional hockey history, Mike Babcock is the only coach ever to win an Olympic Gold Medal, a Stanley Cup, and a World Championship Title. He’s the former head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings, where he won a Stanley Cup championship in 2008; he also led Team Canada to win a gold medal at both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

In addition to winning the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with Team Canada, Babcock has won gold medals at the IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship in 1997, and 2004 IIHF World Hockey Championship.

Paul Maurice

Head Coach, Winnipeg Jets

The youngest coach in NHL history to coach 1,500 games, Paul Maurice has been the Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets since 2014. Maurice began his NHL coaching career with the Hartford Whalers, moved with the franchise to Carolina, and later coached the Toronto Maple Leafs as their Head Coach for two seasons.

Internationally, Maurice has been an Assistant Coach with Team Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship, and Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Claude Julien

Head Coach, Montreal Canadiens

Claude Julien has coached more than 1,100 games in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, and Boston Bruins, and is ranked 15th among all-time NHL coaches in career victories with 627 wins.

Julien won a Stanley Cup championship with the Boston Bruins in 2011, and was an Assistant Coach with Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Ray Bennett

Assistant Coach, Colorado Avalanche

A veteran of more than 15 seasons as an NHL Assistant Coach, Ray Bennett has appeared in the Stanley Cup playoffs 12 times with the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and Colorado Avalanche.

Bennett has been an assistant coach with the Avalanche since 2017.

Bill Ranford

Goaltending Coach, Los Angeles Kings

Four-time Stanley Cup champion Bill Ranford has won two championships as Goaltending Coach for the Los Angeles Kings during his 13 seasons with the organization. During his illustrious playing career, Ranford won two championships with the Edmonton Oilers, and appeared in 647 career games.

The New Westminster, British Columbia native became the first Goaltending Coach in NHL history to have won the Conn Smythe Award as a player, and later coached a goaltender to the same trophy, when Jonathan Quick was named the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2012. 

Blaine Forsythe

Assistant Coach, Washington Capitals

Blaine Forsythe has been an Assistant Coach with the Washington Capitals since the 2009-10 season, after originally joining the club as video coach four years earlier.

Forsythe won a Stanley Cup® Championship with the Capitals in 2018, and made a Memorial Cup appearance as Assistant General Manager of the Calgary Hitmen in 1999.