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 October 2019 goes to the Boston Bruins Coaching Staff including Bruce Cassidy (Head Coach), Jay Pandolfo, Joe SaccoKevin Dean (Assistant Coaches), Bob Essensa (Goaltending Coach), Mat Myers (Head Video Coach), and Hunter Cherni (Assistant Video Coordinator). Congrats on taking the inaugural NHLCA Coaching Staff of the Month award!

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.