We’d have the privilege of working with many NHL coaches over the years and that continued this past June at TCS Live in Ann Arbor.
André Tourigny has over 20 years of experience coaching junior and professional hockey and is currently the head coach of the Arizona Coyotes.
Tourigny, a product of Nicolet, Quebec, is a forward thinking coach, one helping smash hockey’s glass ceiling. He is not, admittedly, a patient man. He wants his players to play fast in all three zones. He understands the importance of defence, but doesn’t want to spend more time on it than is obligated.
That’s a message his players get behind.
“As a coach, I’m an offence first guy,” said Tourigny at TCS Live. “But I like to win even more than I like offence, and if you want to win, you have to be good defensively, you need to be structured and you need to know what you’re doing.”
In his 28-minute presentation, Tourigny, who previously worked as a head coach in the QMJHL & OHL before three seasons as an NHL assistant split between the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators, goes into detail on how everything his teams do defensively, is to create offence.
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