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.

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.

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.

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.

Joel Quenneville

Head Coach, Florida Panthers


Joel Quenneville has more than 20 years of NHL head coaching experience with the St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche and Chicago Blackhawks organizations, and is one of only two NHL Head Coaches in NHL History to reach 900 wins. Quenneville is a four-time Stanley Cup champion, with three championships won as a head coach.

With a core constructed by Dale Tallon in Chicago, Quenneville guided the Blackhawks to Stanley Cup victories in 2010, 2013 and 2015 during a historic 10-year run with the Blackhawks and is one of only 11 head coaches in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup on three occasions. The recipient of the Jack Adams Award in 1999-00, Quenneville helped lead the St. Louis Blues to a President’s Trophy with a 51-19-11-1 record.

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.

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.

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.