On this week’s edition of the Glass and Out Podcast, we’re joined by Boston Bruins skating and skills coach Kim Brandvold.
At just 39-years old and only two seasons of experience in the NHL, Brandvold has already become one of the most well-respected skills coaches in hockey, with a bright future still ahead of him.
Following a playing career that saw him represent Norway’s U20 men’s national team and play four seasons for the Umass-Lowell River Hawks, the Oslo native decided to get into coaching.
Under the mentorship of coaching legend Paul Vincent, Brandvold gained experience at his Massachusetts Hockey Development Camps. He would then join Central Catholic High School as an associate head coach, and would later take over the program in 2016. He also got involved with Boston’s minor hockey scene, running development clinics, and helping out local teams.
It’s during this time that Brandvold began to refine his craft and acquire the details needed to work with younger players, that would eventually lead to him working his way to the NHL.
Find out how starting at the grassroots level helped prepare him for a career in the pros, his insights into how he develops world class skaters, and how he’s learned to gain the trust of some of the game’s elite talent.