List of NHL head coaches

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Jon Cooper (right) has been head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning since 2013. He is the longest tenured coach in the National Hockey League.

The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league composed of 31 teams, founded in 1917. Each team is entitled to one head coach who handles the directing of games and team practices, while providing direction and strategy for their players and deciding which players will play in games and the lines they will play on. In some cases, a coach will only serve on an interim basis, while some teams may have more than one coach who serve as co-coaches. Outside the team management, the coach also addresses the media.

Key[edit]

Abbreviation Definition
G Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
OTL Overtime/Shootout losses
Pts. Points
P% Points percentage[a]

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are updated through the most recently completed season (2018–19).

Team Coach Start date[b] Record with team[c] Career record[d]
G W L T OTL Pts. P% G W L T OTL Pts. P%
Anaheim Ducks Dallas Eakins June 17, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 113 36 63 0 14 86 .381
Arizona Coyotes Rick Tocchet July 11, 2017 164 68 76 0 20 156 .476 312 121 145 0 46 288 .462
Boston Bruins Bruce Cassidy February 7, 2017 191 117 52 0 22 256 .670 301 164 99 9 29 366 .608
Buffalo Sabres Ralph Krueger May 15, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 19 22 0 7 45 .487
Calgary Flames Bill Peters April 23, 2018 82 50 25 0 7 107 .652 410 187 163 0 60 434 .529
Carolina Hurricanes Rod Brind'Amour May 8, 2018 82 46 29 0 7 99 .604 82 46 29 0 7 99 .604
Chicago Blackhawks Jeremy Colliton November 6, 2018 67 30 28 0 9 69 .515 67 30 28 0 9 69 .515
Colorado Avalanche Jared Bednar August 25, 2016 246 103 116 0 27 233 .474 246 103 116 0 27 233 .474
Columbus Blue Jackets John Tortorella October 21, 2015 321 176 118 0 27 379 .590 1,257 622 493 37 105 1,386 .551
Dallas Stars Jim Montgomery May 4, 2018 82 43 32 0 7 93 .567 82 43 32 0 7 93 .567
Detroit Red Wings Jeff Blashill June 9, 2015 328 136 145 0 47 319 .486 328 136 145 0 47 319 .486
Edmonton Oilers Dave Tippett May 28, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,114 553 413 28 120 1,254 .563
Florida Panthers Joel Quenneville April 8, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,636 890 532 77 137 1,994 .609
Los Angeles Kings Todd McLellan April 16, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 806 434 282 0 90 958 .594
Minnesota Wild Bruce Boudreau May 7, 2016 246 131 87 0 28 290 .589 927 540 279 0 108 1,188 .641
Montreal Canadiens Claude Julien February 14, 2017[e] 347 161 139 10 37 369 .532 1,185 627 409 10 139 1,403 .592
Nashville Predators Peter Laviolette May 6, 2014 410 229 128 0 53 511 .623 1,169 618 410 25 116 1,377 .589
New Jersey Devils John Hynes June 2, 2015 328 141 146 0 41 323 .492 328 141 146 0 41 323 .492
New York Islanders Barry Trotz June 21, 2018 82 48 27 0 7 103 .628 1,606 810 595 60 141 1,821 .567
New York Rangers David Quinn May 23, 2018 82 32 36 0 14 78 .476 82 32 36 0 14 78 .476
Ottawa Senators D. J. Smith May 23, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia Flyers Alain Vigneault April 15, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,216 648 435 35 98 1,429 .588
Pittsburgh Penguins Mike Sullivan December 12, 2015 300 174 92 0 34 382 .637 464 244 148 15 57 560 .603
San Jose Sharks Peter DeBoer May 28, 2015 328 183 113 0 32 398 .607 822 400 313 0 109 909 .553
St. Louis Blues Craig Berube November 19, 2018 63 38 19 0 6 82 .651 224 113 77 0 34 260 .580
Tampa Bay Lightning Jon Cooper March 25, 2013 508 305 159 0 44 654 .644 508 305 159 0 44 654 .644
Toronto Maple Leafs Mike Babcock May 20, 2015 328 164 123 0 41 369 .563 1,278 691 408 19 160 1,561 .611
Vancouver Canucks Travis Green April 26, 2017 164 66 76 0 22 154 .470 164 66 76 0 22 154 .470
Vegas Golden Knights Gerard Gallant April 13, 2017 164 94 56 0 14 202 .616 492 246 197 4 45 541 .550
Washington Capitals Todd Reirden June 29, 2018 82 48 26 0 8 104 .634 82 48 26 0 8 104 .634
Winnipeg Jets Paul Maurice January 12, 2014 445 235 162 0 48 518 .582 1,529 695 619 99 116 1,605 .525

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Points percentage is calculated as follows: (Wins + ½ Ties + ½ Overtime/Shootout Losses) ÷ Games Coached
  2. ^ Start date of current term at the team; each date is linked to an article about that particular NHL season.
  3. ^ Coaching records from the current team.
  4. ^ Career coaching records in the NHL; records in other leagues are not included.
  5. ^ Second tenure as Montreal head coach.Previously, Julien had coached the Canadiens in 2002–2006 periods.

References[edit]

  • "Head Coaches Index". National Hockey League. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  • "NHL Coach Register". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved February 17, 2015.