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Speakers Confirmed for 2014 National Hockey Coaches Symposium

By USAHockey.com, 07/30/14, 5:15PM MDT

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The 2014 National Hockey Coaches Symposium is fast approaching; spots and hotel rooms are filling quickly. This premier event will be held Aug. 21-24 at the J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Dean Lombardi, general manager of the 2014 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings
  • Dan Bylsma, Stanley-cup winning coach and head coach of the 2014 United States Olympic men's ice hockey team
  • Dr. Stephen Norris, vice president of Sport for WinSport Canada and a leading expert on long-term athlete development
  • Jack Capuano, New York Islanders head coach
  • Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach
  • Jeff Blashill, Grand Rapid Griffins head coach
  • John Hynes, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach
  • Mike Boyle, U.S. Women’s Olympic Team strength and conditioning coach
  • Tommi Niemela, Pelicans Lahti U20 Elite head coach and IIHF goaltending mentor coach

A final announcement of prominent former NHL players who will participate in a panel discussion will be made in the next few weeks.

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