Stevens Pro Skating – Offensive Concepts for Ice Hockey Forwards

Ice Hockey Coach Offensive concepts forwards Troy Stevens Pro Skating

Troy Stevens

Troy is one of the most sought after Professional Skill Development coaches in the Twin Cities. He has worked with the New Jersey Devils (NHL), Minnesota Gophers Men & Women’s teams, and 2010 US Women’s Olympic Team.
He has over 20 years of teaching experience with players from all levels in North America & Europe including stops in Khabarovsk, Russia (training the HC Amur Khabarovsk – KHL),
Kazan & Yekaterinburg, Russia (as a guest instructor at Pavel Datsyuk’s Hockey camp) and Mannheim, Germany (with the Jung Adler Mannheim U16 & U18 teams)
Troy challenges players by blending new skills, concepts and video analysis into better players. It is his passion to seek out the best & most relevant ways to develop athletes.

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11/8/2015 Dallas Stars @ Detroit RedWings

10:49 1st Period

Great sequence by DET #40 Zetterberg on controlling the defenseman’s skates & using the net to create space / scoring chance

During this sequence, players can study how Detroit’s #40 Zetterberg is able to execute several examples of offensive concepts / principles of puck possession (escaping pressure, creating space & extending possession)

Inspire Connect Lead

Picture #1:

10-foot game / timing (lift D’s stick to steal puck as the puck arrives)

Creates a seal /skates behind the net towards open corner

Troy Stevens - Creating offense 1

Picture #2:

Builds space off the wall / creates “trap door” (stays off the boards & leaves himself space to turn into)

Encourages the “Chase” / draws 2 DALLAS defenders / 1st Forced Switch

As the defenders chase, he escapes pressure & heads back behind the net

Troy Stevens - Offensive Concepts 2

Picture # 3:

 Gains body position on DAL# 2 / Accepts D “Push”

Troy Stevens - Offensive Concepts 3

Picture #4

2nd Forced Switch / Shields puck while maintaining vision (Cross Body)

Troy Stevens - Offensive Concepts 4

Picture #5

 Finds defenseman DET #25 Green dropping into seam

Troy Stevens - Offensive Concepts 5

Picture #6

DET #25 Green makes a nice backhand to forehand move (to go around DAL#90)

& releases the puck in-stride for a scoring chance

Troy Stevens - Offensive Concepts 6

Skills that players need to acquire

  • Strong Edges / Wide Base / ability to stay “low to the ice”
  • Power Turn
  • Ability to keep vision & shield puck while moving
  • Weight Shift
  • 10-foot game – ability to separate / rotate upper body from lower body
  • Hockey IQ / Ability to beat 1 man / Read & Recognize 2 x 1 opportunities in OZ

Full Sequence Video Clip: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=2015020211-80-h

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