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.

Winnipeg Jets Paul Maurice Is The Most Underrated Coach In the NHL

Winnipeg Jets Paul Maurice Is The Most Underrated Coach In the NHL

When the Jack Adams Award finalists were announced, Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice was not listed. All of the coaches listed are worthy of the nomination, but what Maurice did with the Jets this year was remarkable. However, being in the Western Conference Maurice and Jets do not get the respect they deserve. In fact, dare we say that Paul Maurice is the most underrated coach in the National Hockey League.

The unique nature of the NHL’s return to play is a stage where coaches can shine

The unique nature of the NHL’s return to play is a stage where coaches can shine

For players and coaches, Phases 3 and 4 of the NHL’s return-to-play plan represents an unprecedented challenge. After four months of inaction, 24 teams will have two weeks of training camp before heading to one of the two hub cities, where they will continue to practice and play two exhibition games each before beginning the qualifying round on Aug. 1.