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 April 2021 goes to the Vegas Golden Knights coaching staff!
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.
Pete DeBoer famously arrived late and somewhat empty-handed for his first game day as Golden Knights’ coach, arriving at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre after the team had completed its morning workout—and without the requisite suit or skates.
The Vegas Golden Knights are in the holiday giving spirit! Various players and Coach Peter DeBoer were busy on Tuesday making sure local families’ holidays are a bit brighter this year.
Last week, Joel Ward officially made the transition from the player ranks to the coaching ranks, joining the AHL’s Henderson Silver Knights as an assistant.
As the first snowflake fell from the sky in Ontario, Canada, Peter DeBoer promptly booked his flight to Las Vegas.
Believes two months in Edmonton for Playoffs could be invaluable after being hired Jan. 15
Hear DeBoer’s thoughts on the upcoming season, roster additions, changes.
The Golden Knights, or really the Silver Knights, made history today hiring the first head coach in franchise history. That man is Manny Viveiros, a 54-year-old former NHL, AHL, and IHL player who has spent the past decade and a half working his way up the coaching ranks.
When Peter DeBoer took over as head coach for the New Jersey Devils in 2011-12, the Devils had just sputtered to an 81-point season and missed the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade.
What’s it like when NHL bench bosses catch up in the off-season? See the comradery between our coaches when they’re not battling it out behind the bench.
The three coaches couldn’t be from more varied backgrounds.