Honorary Board

Scotty Bowman

The most successful coach in NHL history, Scotty Bowman holds the records for most regular season victories (1,244), as well as Stanley Cup® playoff wins (223). Bowman coached 2,146 games in the NHL, and led his teams to nine Stanley Cup wins, including five with the Montreal Canadiens. Since retiring as a coach, Bowman has won four more Stanley Cup Championships as a consultant to the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, and senior advisor to the Chicago Blackhawks since 2009. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Bowman also won a Stanley Cup as an executive with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992. Bowman was a two-time Jack Adams Award winner during his coaching career, and is the only head coach in the history of the four major North American sports to win a championship with three teams.

Terry Crisp

During his 11 seasons playing in the NHL, Terry Crisp was a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Philadelphia Flyers, and collected 201 points in 536 career games. The Parry Sound, ON native began his coaching career with the Flyers in 1977 as an assistant to Fred Shero for two seasons, before spending eight years in the OHL and AHL as a head coach.

Crisp became the head coach of the Calgary Flames in 1987, and led the franchise to its first ever Stanley Cup win the next season. In 1992, Crisp was named as the head coach of the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning, and guided the Lightning to the playoffs in 1995-96. Over his nine seasons as an NHL head coach, Crisp won 286 games behind the bench, and made four playoff appearances. Crisp also served as an assistant coach on the coaching staff for Team Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

Ken Hitchcock

Ken Hitchcock is the fourth winningest coach in NHL history and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder Category in November 2023. His outstanding career included head coaching roles with the Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues, and Edmonton Oilers through 22 NHL seasons. In 1999, Hitchcock led the Dallas Stars to a Stanley Cup Championship and in 2011, he was awarded the Jack Adams Award for NHL Coach of the Year. At the time of his final game behind an NHL bench, Ken Hitchcock had coached 1,598 games with a record of 849 wins, 534 losses, 88 ties and 127 overtime losses.

Internationally, Hitchcock was behind the bench for Team Canada twice as a head coach, five times as an associate coach, and twice more as an assistant coach. In 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014, Hitchcock served as an associate coach for Team Canada at the Olympics, winning gold three times. He was Head Coach for Canada at the 2008 and 2011 IIHF Men’s World Championship, winning silver in 2008, and was Assistant Coach at the in 2002 Worlds. Hitchcock was also an Assistant Coach in 1988 and an Associate Coach in 2004 at the IIHF World Junior Championship where his team’s won gold both years.

In 2019, Ken was named a recipient of the Order of Hockey in Canada.

Larry Robinson

Following an illustrious NHL career that saw him amass 958 points in 1384 games with the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings, Larry Robinson continued his success in hockey as an NHL head coach for eight seasons. Robinson guided the Kings to the playoffs for the first time in five years in 1997-98, and after being named as head coach of the New Jersey Devils, won the Stanley Cup in 1999-2000.

In addition to his Stanley Cup win as a head coach, Robinson won six as a member of the Canadiens, and two more as an assistant coach and consultant with the Devils.

Brent Sutter

A member of the famous Sutter family from Viking, AB, Brent finished his NHL playing career with 829 points in 1111 games, and won two Stanley Cup Championships with the New York Islanders. Sutter spent five seasons as an NHL head coach, with the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames, and made two playoff appearances.

Currently the general manager and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels (WHL), Sutter played on three Canada Cup teams, and coached Canada to back-to-back gold medals at the 2005 and 2006 IIHF World Junior Championships, with the Canadian side going undefeated at both tournaments.