2016 Hockey Coaches Conference
Topic: Talent Recruitment & Identification
Presenter: Chris DePeiro
Chris DiPiero is the Director of Athletics at St. Michael’s College School in Toronto. St. Mike’s is one of the more renowned developers of hockey talent in Canada’s hockey history, boasting an alumni list that includes the likes of Gerry Cheevers, Dave Keon, Tim Horton and Frank Mahovlich. Chris has also had the experience of guiding the St Michaels Buzzers (OPJHL) for seven seasons and was the head coach and GM of the Oshawa Generals (OHL) for four plus seasons. Following his stint in the OHL he was hired as an amateur scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He’s done his share of scouting and recruiting at various levels, and was a perfect fit to speak on the process of not only recruiting talent, but also identifying the talent that fits best with your program.