Each month we’ll give a shout out to one NHL team’s coaching staff for pulling out ahead of the pack.

The month of November 2019 goes to the Dallas Stars Coaching Staff including Jim Montgomery (Head Coach), Rick Bowness, John Stevens, and Todd Nelson (Assistant Coaches), Jeff Reese (Goaltending Coach), Kelly Forbes (Head Video Coach), and Matt Rodell (Assistant Video Coach). Congrats on taking the November Coaching Staff of the Month award!

The month of December 2019 goes to the Tampa Bay Lightning coaching staff, including Jon Cooper (Head Coach), Todd Richards, Jeff Halpern, and Derek Lalonde (Assistant Coaches), Frantz Jean (Goaltending Coach), Nigel Kirwan (Video Coach), and Brian Garlock (Video Coordinator). Congrats on taking the December Coaching Staff of the Month award!

9-4-1 Record
87.1 Penalty Kill %
28.6 Power Play %

How’s the scoring work? We look at 5 categories for how teams are doing:

  1. Wins
  2. Points Percentage
  3. Shutouts
  4. Power Play Percentage
  5. Penalty Kill Percentage

Then we take the top ten teams from each category that month and assign points based on how they finished in that respective category. Combine that with any subjective categories, like a really long winning streak, and we determine which coaching staff is most deserving of the title each month.