Rod Brind’Amour highlights list of 5 NHL coaches speaking at Virtual Hockey Summit

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Excitement is growing in advance of our Virtual Hockey Summit, which takes place online September 25-26.

We’re proud to announce that five current NHL coaches will speak at the Summit, highlighted by Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour. Also scheduled to speak are Edmonton Oilers assistant coach Glen Gulutzan, Ottawa Senators assistant coach Davis Payne, San Jose Sharks video coach Dan Darrow, and Vancouver Canucks skills coach Glen Carnegie.

After just two seasons as an NHL head coach, Brind’Amour has solidified himself as one of the brightest hockey minds in the league. Brind’Amour followed up a 20-year NHL career by spending one season as the Canes’ Director of Player Development before paying his dues for seven years with the team as an assistant coach.

When the Campbell River, BC product took over as the Hurricanes’ head coach in 2018, the team took off. As a rookie head coach, Brind’Amour led Carolina back to the playoffs for the first time in a decade in 2019 and the team did some damage once they got there, making it all the way to the Eastern Conference Final. The Canes qualified for the playoffs again this season, and now have a combined 84-54-12 record in two seasons under Brind’Amour.

Gulutzan comes to us with 20 years of coaching experience, working his way up from the WCHL, ECHL, and AHL before landing his first NHL head coaching job with the Dallas Stars in 2011. The 49-year-old has been in the NHL ever since, working as an assistant coach in Vancouver and a head coach in Calgary before landing as Dave Tippett’s assistant in Edmonton in 2018.

Currently coaching with his fourth NHL team, Payne joined the rebuilding Senators in 2019, following two years with the Buffalo Sabres. With over a decade of NHL coaching experience, Payne is former head coach of the St. Louis Blues and a Stanley Cup winner from his time as Darryl Sutter’s assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings.

Darrow has been San Jose’s video coach since 2015, and was part of the Sharks team that went to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016. Prior to joining the Sharks, Darrow spent four years as the Director of Hockey Operations with UMass Lowell in the NCAA.

Carnegie is the longtime skills coach of the Canucks, having worked with the team since 2009. During that time, Carnegie has worked with the likes of Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Elias Pettersson, and Quinn Hughes — some pretty good skill-sets there. He was also a member of the Canucks team that went to the Stanley Cup Final in 2011.

This is the inaugural edition of the Virtual Hockey Summit, which follows in the footsteps of our popular annual Hockey Coaches Conference. The list of attendees is impressive, and also includes the likes of Bruce Boudreau, Cammi Granato, and Brad Treliving.

The Virtual Hockey Summit is taking place online September 25-26. The cost is $250 CAD per person, but is absolutely free if you purchase an annual membership to The Coaches Site ($119.99).


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