Players & Parents
Kevin McLaughlin joined the USA Hockey staff in January 1997 as director of adult hockey and arena relations. In 1998, he helped create Serving The American Rinks (STAR), which was launched by USA Hockey in 2000. He was then named director of youth ice hockey in 1999 and held this position until November of 2007, when he was promoted to senior director of hockey development.
In his current position, McLaughlin oversees USA Hockey’s youth hockey department and programs, the youth and high school national championships, and all national player development camps. He is also responsible for the Hockey Director Training and Certification Program at the North American Rink Conference & Expo (NARCE) and for the U.S. Under-17 and Under-18 Select Teams that compete in the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
McLaughlin serves as the USA Hockey staff liaison for many councils and committees, including the Youth Council, Player Development Committee, High School Section and STAR. In addition, he has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Development Committee since 2003 and an IIHF Learn to Play Program instructor since 2000.