Elite Hockey Development Drills: 2-0 D Transition


Forwards line up on all four hash marks. Defensemen are

located outside blue lines.

1. On whistle, both corners leave at the same time, O1 and

O3 (one side shown). O1 starts with a puck, moving toward

O2. O2 at the same time has left up ice, heading into neutral


2. O1 moves the puck up ice to O2. O1 and O2 head up ice

into neutral zone and exchange passes.

3. O2 gives a pass to D1; D1 moves the puck to D2; O1

moves wide through the neutral zone; O2 takes the inside


4. D2 moves the puck to O2; and O2 moves the puck wide

to O1.

5. O1 drives up ice wide, shooting to create a rebound at net

front. O2 drives the net for rebound.

6. After making the pass, (RED) D2 follows the play up ice.

D2 receives a pass from O1 Line. D2 brings the puck toward

mid ice for a shot on net.


D options

-D Hinge – With D partner

-Cross Ice Pass – First pass in transition to D2, D2 to D1; D1

cross ice pass to O1 wide

-D Quick Up – (eliminate the D to D pass)


• Drill starts on whistle

• D’s work to support their partner in transition

• F’s work on proper depth and timing up ice

“This drill was taken from a Book Called “Elite Hockey Development Drills” Published by Barrett Leganchuk.

For more information on the book please check out elitehockeydevelopmentdrills.com

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Barrett Leganchuk

Barrett Leganchuk is the Scouting Coordinator for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He served on the Coaching staff for Team Canada West at the 2014 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Prior to joining the Jets, Barrett has spent over eight years coaching most previous having spent two years as an assistant coach with the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. He has also directed and assisted in many different hockey schools in the summer months. Leganchuk holds a BA in Business Administration from Providence College, Otterburne Manitoba and received his High Performance 1 coaching level from Hockey Canada in 2010.

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