For Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Todd Woodcroft, starting each shift with possession of the puck has been a big factor in his team’s impressive climb up the standings in recent years.
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Technique is clearly a crucial component of taking a faceoff. Being able to win a draw can lead to a long and productive career in the National Hockey League or any league, really. If you can skate and compete at an even level while the play is flowing, but you can add proficient faceoff prowess to your arsenal, then you’re a valuable asset to the coach.
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