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 NHL.

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] Pro career
G W L T OTL Pts. P% G W L T OTL Pts. P%
Anaheim Ducks Dallas Eakins June 17, 2019 113 36 63 0 14 86 .381 1988–2004
Arizona Coyotes Rick Tocchet July 11, 2017 164 68 76 0 20 156 .476 312 121 145 0 46 288 .462 1984–2002
Boston Bruins Bruce Cassidy February 7, 2017 191 117 52 0 22 256 .670 301 164 99 9 29 366 .608 1983–1997
Buffalo Sabres Ralph Krueger May 15, 2019 48 19 22 0 7 45 .487 1978–1991
Calgary Flames Geoff Ward November 29, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Carolina Hurricanes Rod Brind'Amour May 8, 2018 82 46 29 0 7 99 .604 82 46 29 0 7 99 .604 1989–2010
Chicago Blackhawks Jeremy Colliton November 6, 2018 67 30 28 0 9 69 .515 67 30 28 0 9 69 .515 2005–2013
Colorado Avalanche Jared Bednar August 25, 2016 246 103 116 0 27 233 .474 246 103 116 0 27 233 .474 1993–2002
Columbus Blue Jackets John Tortorella October 21, 2015 321 176 118 0 27 379 .590 1,257 622 493 37 105 1,386 .551 1982–1986
Dallas Stars Rick Bowness December 10, 2019 463 123 289 48 3 297 .321 1975–1984
Detroit Red Wings Jeff Blashill June 9, 2015 328 136 145 0 47 319 .486 328 136 145 0 47 319 .486 None
Edmonton Oilers Dave Tippett May 28, 2019 1,114 553 413 28 120 1,254 .563 1983–1995
Florida Panthers Joel Quenneville April 8, 2019 1,636 890 532 77 137 1,994 .609 1978–1992
Los Angeles Kings Todd McLellan April 16, 2019 806 434 282 0 90 958 .594 1987–1989
Minnesota Wild Bruce Boudreau May 7, 2016 246 131 87 0 28 290 .589 927 540 279 0 108 1,188 .641 1975–1992
Montreal Canadiens Claude Julien February 14, 2017[e] 347 161 139 10 37 369 .532 1,185 627 409 10 139 1,403 .592 1980–1992
Nashville Predators John Hynes January 7, 2020 354 150 159 0 45 345 .487 None
New Jersey Devils Alain Nasreddine December 3, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 1995–2010
New York Islanders Barry Trotz June 21, 2018 82 48 27 0 7 103 .628 1,606 810 595 60 141 1,821 .567 None
New York Rangers David Quinn May 23, 2018 82 32 36 0 14 78 .476 82 32 36 0 14 78 .476 1992–1993
Ottawa Senators D. J. Smith May 23, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 1997–2004
Philadelphia Flyers Alain Vigneault April 15, 2019 1,216 648 435 35 98 1,429 .588 1981–1983
Pittsburgh Penguins Mike Sullivan December 12, 2015 300 174 92 0 34 382 .637 464 244 148 15 57 560 .603 1990–2002
San Jose Sharks Bob Boughner December 11, 2019 164 80 62 0 22 182 .555 1991–2006
St. Louis Blues Craig Berube November 19, 2018 63 38 19 0 6 82 .651 224 113 77 0 34 260 .580 1986–2004
Tampa Bay Lightning Jon Cooper March 25, 2013 508 305 159 0 44 654 .644 508 305 159 0 44 654 .644 None
Toronto Maple Leafs Sheldon Keefe November 20, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 2000–2005
Vancouver Canucks Travis Green April 26, 2017 164 66 76 0 22 154 .470 164 66 76 0 22 154 .470 1990–2008
Vegas Golden Knights Peter DeBoer January 15, 2020 - - - - - - 855 415 329 0 111 941 .550 1988–1991
Washington Capitals Todd Reirden June 29, 2018 82 48 26 0 8 104 .634 82 48 26 0 8 104 .634 1994–2007
Winnipeg Jets Paul Maurice January 12, 2014 445 235 162 0 48 518 .582 1,529 695 619 99 116 1,605 .525 None

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 from 2002 to 2006.

References[edit]

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