Dave Hakstol

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Dave Hakstol
Dave Hakstol 2015.jpg
Dave Hakstol being introduced as coach of the Flyers
Born (1968-07-30) July 30, 1968 (age 47)
Drayton Valley, Alberta
Current general manager Ron Hextall
Current team Philadelphia Flyers
Previous team(s) University of North Dakota (NCAA)
Years as a coach 1996–present
Years as an NHL coach 2015–present
Years with current team 2015–present

Dave Hakstol (born July 30, 1968) is the current head coach for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. A native of Warburg, Alberta, Canada; Hakstol previously was head coach of the University of North Dakota men's ice hockey team for 11 seasons. A former player himself, Hakstol played for the Fighting Sioux from 1989 to 1992 and in the International Hockey League for five years before becoming a coach.


Dave Hakstol attended the University of North Dakota and played hockey there from 1989 to 1992. He went on to play minor league hockey for 5 years, including stints with the Indianapolis Ice and Minnesota Moose. After retiring as a player, he moved to the coaching ranks with the Sioux City Musketeers. Replacing a fired head coach in the middle of their disappointing 1996–97, he turned the team around and remained for 4 years. He became an assistant coach with his alma mater North Dakota Fighting Sioux in 2000. In 2004 he was named head coach. In his tenure as North Dakota's head coach, he led the team to the NCAA Frozen Four seven times. Hakstol was honored with conference coach of the year awards in 2009 and 2015, and was an 8-time finalist for national coach of the year.[1]

On May 18, 2015, it was announced that Hakstol would become the Philadelphia Flyers' 19th head coach.[2] Hakstol is the first head coach to go directly from the NCAA to the NHL since 1982 (Bob Johnson from the University of Wisconsin to the Calgary Flames).[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL GF GA Pts Finish
Sioux City 1996–97 54 9 43 2 2 162 307 20 6th, South DNQ
1997–98 56 32 21 3 3 195 155 67 4th, South DNQ
1998–99 56 34 19 3 3 196 148 71 2nd, West DNQ
1999-00 58 27 26 5 5 170 162 59 6th, West DNQ


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
North Dakota (WCHA) (2004–2013)
2004–2005 North Dakota 25–15–5 13–12–3 5th NCAA Runner-up
2005–2006 North Dakota 29–16–1 16–12–0 t-4th NCAA Frozen Four
2006–2007 North Dakota 24–14–5 13–10–5 3rd NCAA Frozen Four
2007–2008 North Dakota 28–11–4 18–7–3 2nd NCAA Frozen Four
2008–2009 North Dakota 24–15–4 17–7–4 1st NCAA 1st Round
2009–2010 North Dakota 25–13–5 15–10–3 t-4th NCAA 1st Round
2010–2011 North Dakota 32–8–3 21–6–1 1st NCAA Frozen Four
2011–2012 North Dakota 26–13–3 16–11–1 4th NCAA 2nd Round
2012–2013 North Dakota 22–12–7 14–7–7 3rd NCAA 2nd Round
North Dakota (NCHC) (2013–2015)
2013–2014 North Dakota 25–14–3 15–9–0 2nd NCAA Frozen Four
2014–2015 North Dakota 29–10–3 16–6–2 1st NCAA Frozen Four
North Dakota: 289–141–43 174–97–31
Total: 289–141–43

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost OTL Pts Division Finish Won Lost Win % Result
PHI 2015–16 4 6 3 13
Total 4 6 3 13


  1. ^ "Hakstol Leaves North Dakota for NHL". College Hockey News. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Peaslee, Evan. "Flyers name Dave Hakstol new head coach". Sportsnet. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Seravalli, Frank. "Flyers hire Dave Hakstol as head coach". Philly.com. Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Lohrei
Sioux City Musketeers Head Coach
Succeeded by
Dave Siciliano
Preceded by
Dean Blais
University of North Dakota Head Coach
Succeeded by
Brad Berry
Preceded by
Craig Berube
Head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
Succeeded by
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Troy Jutting
WCHA Coach of the Year
Succeeded by
George Gwozdecky
Preceded by
Bob Motzko
NCHC Coach of the Year
Succeeded by