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A collection of the sharpest minds in the game.  

Learn. Experience. Share.


There were 19 presentations at the 2019 clinic.

The speakers are listed below as well as the topics of their presentations.


BRUCE BOUDREAU, Head Coach - Minnesota Wild, NHL

Presentation 1: "Forechecking"

Presentation 2: "Face-offs"

RAY BENNETT, Assistant Coach - Colorado Avalanche, NHL

"Colorado Avalanche Power Play Ideas"

SCOTT WALKER, Director of Player Development - Vancouver Canucks, NHL

“Creating A Culture of Success in Short Term Competition” (lecture)

& On-ice Demo: Skills Development

DAN MUSE, Assistant Coach - Nashville Predators, NHL

"The Penalty Kill"

PETER AUBRY, Development Goaltending Coach - Chicago Blackhawks, NHL

“The Goalie’s View … Position, Scoring and Development”

DR. DAVID SCOTT, Sports Psychology Consultant - Montreal Canadiens, NHL

“Developing a Player’s Mental Game”

PIERRE ALLARD, Sport Science & Performance Director - Montreal Canadiens​, NHL

"In-Season Training Load, Injury Prevention and Return to Play"

JUHA VUORI, Director - International Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence at the Finland Sports Institute

“Molding Coaches – Developing Coaches in Finland”

JOE PISCOTTY, Video Coach - Anaheim Ducks, NHL

"A Video Coach's Perspective"

STEFAN MAIR, Head Coach - HC Thurgau, Swiss NLB

“Neutral Zone Transition: Europe vs NHL”

BEN BOUDREAU, Head Coach - Fort Wayne Komets, ECHL

“Positioning in Today’s Game”

RUSS HERRINGTON, Head Coach - York University Men's Team, USports

"Developing Your Athletes to Have the Heart of a Lion"

LARRY HURAS, Co-Founder - Hockey Coach Vision

“Coaching the New Generation”

VINCE MALTS, Founder - Bloodline Hockey

“Five Plays to Coaching My Connection Game”

LARRY PEARSON, Team-Building & Leadership Expert - Larryland Adventures

“Hands-on Team-Building & Leadership Development” (practical)

DAN LACROIX, Head Coach - Cologne Sharks, DEL / Lithuanian National Team

"Do We Need Systems in the Today's Game" (lecture)

& On-ice Demo: Defensive Zone Coverage

KIM McCULLOUGH, Founder - Total Female Hockey

"Three Things We Need To Do Differently In The Female Game"

TREVOR LETOWSKI, Head Coach - Windsor Spitfires, OHL

On-ice Demo: Teaching Checking/Angling Concepts

Clinic Emcee:  JIM RALPH, Radio Color Commentator - Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL

Scheduled Speaker Notes:

Steve Spott, assistant coach of the NHL's San Jose Sharks,

was unable to attend due to the Sharks' deep playoff run.  He will present in 2020.

Daniel Bochner, Head Player Development Coach - Russian National Teams / Player

Development Coach - SKA Saint Petersburg, KHL was unable to attend but will present in 2020.


View the 2019 Agenda

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The 2019 Roger Neilson's Coaches Clinic was sponsored in part by

the NHL Coaches’ Association.  Read our news release here

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