Agenda & Speakers

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During his 12 seasons as an NHL head coach, Bruce Boudreau has made 10 appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks, and Minnesota Wild. After being hired mid-season by the Capitals, Boudreau was named the winner of the Jack Adams Award in 2008.


Boudreau has won a Calder Cup with the AHL’s Hershey Bears, and the ECHL’s Kelly Cup as the head coach of the Mississippi Sea Wolves. As a player Boudreau spent parts of eight seasons in the NHL, including seven with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Head Coach, Minnesota Wild


The most successful coach in NHL history, Scotty Bowman holds the records for most regular season victories (1,244), as well as Stanley Cup playoffs wins (223). Bowman coached 2,146 games in the NHL, and led his teams to nine Stanley Cups, including five with the Montreal Canadiens.

Since retiring as a coach, Bowman has won four more Stanley Cups as a consultant to the Detroit Red Wings since 2008, and senior advisor to the Chicago Blackhawks since 2009. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Bowman also won a Stanley Cup as an executive with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992. Bowman was a two-time Jack Adams Award winner during his coaching career, and is the only head coach in the history of the four major North American sports to win a championship with three teams. 

Most Winningest NHL Coach


Since being named as the head coach of the Boston Bruins, Bruce Cassidy has led his team to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of the three seasons. Cassidy was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award in 2018 after Boston’s first 50-win campaign in five years. The native of Ottawa, ON was promoted to the Bruins coaching staff after eight seasons with the team’s AHL affiliate in Providence. 

Cassidy previously coached with the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks, including two seasons as the Capitals’ head coach. A first round draft pick of the Blackhawks in 1983, Cassidy appeared in 36 career NHL games. 

Head Coach, Boston Bruins


During his 11 seasons playing in the NHL, Terry Crisp was a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Philadelphia Flyers, and collected 201 points in 536 career games. The Parry Sound, ON native began his coaching career with the Flyers in 1977 as an assistant to Fred Shero for two seasons, before spending eight years in the OHL and AHL as a head coach. 

Crisp became the head coach of the Calgary Flames in 1987, and led the franchise to its first ever Stanley Cup the next season. In 1992, Crisp was named as the head coach of the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning, and guided the Lightning to the playoffs in 1995-96. Over his nine seasons as an NHL head coach, Crisp won 286 games behind the bench, and made four playoff appearances. Crisp also served as an assistant coach on the coaching staff for Team Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. 

Stanley Cup Champion Coach & Player


A native of Castlegar, British Columbia, Travis Green recently completed his second season as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Green spent four seasons as head coach of the Utica Comets, Vancouver’s AHL affiliate, where in 2015 he led the Comets to a Calder Cup Final. His coaching career began with the WHL’s Portland Winter Hawks, and was highlighted by a Memorial Cup appearance in 2013.  

Green collected 455 points in 970 NHL games as a member of the New York Islanders, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins. 

Head Coach, Vancouver Canucks


The head coach of the Providence College Friars since 2011, Nate Leaman led the program to its first national championship in 2015. Leaman and the Friars have made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in each of the past six seasons.

Before joining Providence College, Leaman won the Spencer Penrose Award as the top coach in NCAA Division I men’s hockey, and was an assistant coach on USA Hockey’s bronze medal-winning team at the World Junior Championship in 2009. 

Head Coach, Providence College Friars 


Todd Reirden entered his first season as the Washington Capitals' head coach in 2018-19 after serving as an associate coach the previous two seasons and assistant coach from 2014-16. In the 2017-18 season, Reirden helped lead the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history. 

Prior to joining the Capitals, Reirden spent four seasons as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins and worked closely with Pittsburgh's defensemen and power-play unit. Reirden joined the Penguins organization in 2008 as an assistant coach with Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins of the AHL and was promoted to head coach following Dan Bylsma's promotion to Pittsburgh. 

Reirden was selected by New Jersey in the 1990 NHL Draft. He recorded 46 points in 183 career NHL games with Edmonton, St. Louis, Atlanta and Phoenix.

Head Coach, Washington Capitals


A two-time Stanley Cup champion, Darryl Sutter spent a combined 35 seasons in the NHL as a player, head coach, and executive. Sutter spent time as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, and Los Angeles Kings, winning 635 regular season games and 17 playoff series. He has the 12th most wins for any head coach in NHL history. 

The Viking, AB native is one of six Sutter brothers who played in the NHL. Darryl was a member of the Blackhawks for his entire playing career, and retired with 279 points in 406 games. 

Two-Time Stanley Cup Champion Coach


David Quinn spent five seasons as the head coach of Boston University, and coached his alma mater to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances before being hired as the head coach for the New York Rangers in 2018. Quinn and the Rangers finished his first season as head coach with 78 points.  

Drafted in the first round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars, Quinn played two seasons professionally before beginning his coaching career with Northeastern University. Quinn has also been an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche, the head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters, and an assistant coach on USA Hockey’s World Championship staff three times. 

Head Coach, New York Rangers


For the past 37 years, Joe Bowen has been the voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs, broadcasting over 3,100 Leafs games. Currently Bowen teams with Jim Ralph on the TSN 1050, or Sportsnet The Fan 590 radio networks broadcasting all regular season and playoff games.

Bowen has been very active in minor hockey and baseball as a coach over the past 33 years. He guided the Markham Thunder to an All Ontario Minor Novice hockey title in 1990 and was co-coach of the Thunder on the All Ontario Novice team in 1993.  

In 2018 the Hockey Hall of Fame awarded Bowen the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for Broadcasting Excellence. 

TSN, Sportsnet


With nearly two decades of broadcasting experience, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun continues to be one of the most trusted and influential hockey writers in North America.

LeBrun brings his authoritative voice on the world of hockey to TSN’s team of Hockey Insiders, breaking news and delivering in-depth analysis and commentary across the network’s slate of hockey programming and specials.

LeBrun worked for nine years as a hockey columnist for and also spent 13 years as a national hockey reporter for the Canadian Press. He’s also appeared as a regular panelist on Hockey Night in Canada.

TSN, The Athletic


Tara Slone is a Juno-nominated musician and an award-winning television host, who can be seen on Sunday nights alongside co-host Ron MacLean on Sportsnet’s Rogers Hometown Hockey.
Getting her start in the acting world, Tara found success onstage and onscreen, landing parts in several movies and TV series, including a recurring role in the USA network show La Femme Nikita and a role opposite Ryan Reynolds in the film Foolproof. In the late 1990’s, Tara found her musical soulmates in the band Joydrop, achieving international success with the hit singles Beautiful and Sometimes Wanna Die, and a 2002 Juno Award nomination. Tara was also a top ten finalist on the hit CBS singing competition RockStar: INXS.
in 2007, Tara made the jump to the broadcast world, working first in entertainment television, and later as the host of Breakfast Television Calgary. In 2014, Tara was brought on as a reporter for the new Sunday night NHL broadcast called Rogers Hometown Hockey, travelling across the country in search of Canada’s best hockey stories. In 2015, Tara was made full-time cohost, and is now heading into her sixth season sitting at the desk with Ron MacLean.
Tara lives in Toronto with her husband, Joe, and their daughter, Audrey.

Co-Host, Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sportsnet 



Michael Hirshfeld,
Executive Director, NHLCA



Lindsay Artkin
President, NHLCA


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