OHL Footprint: Coaches in the NHL

OHL Footprint: Coaches in the NHL

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.

Flames’ Ward preaches importance of emotional balance

Flames’ Ward preaches importance of emotional balance

Geoff Ward can remember every single slight — real or perceived — the Boston Bruins felt from the Vancouver Canucks during the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. Ward was an assistant coach with the Bruins back then and can list off all the things the Canucks did that provided bulletin board material to get his team motivated.

Geoff Ward talks coaching on Sportsnet

Calgary Flames interim head coach Geoff Ward joined Jeff Marek, Brian Burke and Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Central to talk about Matthew Tkachuk’s hit on Zack Kassian and taking over the helm for the Flames plus much more.