Last week we took a look at the 10 NHL captains with Ontario Hockey League origins. This week, we turn our attention behind the bench where eleven NHL coaches have OHL roots.
Joel Quenneville thinks the Florida Panthers can be a surprising success story this season if things break right.
Two-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman had been coach in Sweden
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Sportsnet Hockey Central have spent time over the last few weeks speaking with many of our head coaches during the paused NHL season. Take a listen.
Keeping in close contact with team, preparing for all possible variables during period of unknown
NHL Coaches Joel Quenneville, Dave Tippett and Barry Trotz talk about this period away from the ice
Joel Quenneville knew he had a team with a lot of potential when he was named coach of the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 16, 2008. Within two years he would help turn that potential into results, eventually leading the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015.
Panthers bench boss becomes only the second head coach to reach 900 regular season wins in NHL history
And they’re off!
In a nod to noted horse racing fan Joel Quenneville, it’s fair to say that Coach Q opened the gates on the NHL’s spring coaching derby when he joined the Florida Panthers on Monday.
SUNRISE, Fla. – Gazing towards the back of a jam-packed room at BB&T Center, new Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville started his introductory press conference by directly addressing the large contingent of players that had gathered to hear him speak for the first time on Monday afternoon.
Tommy Cruz is a 23-year-old Florida native who met Gerard Gallant when he coached the Panthers.