The Best Current NHL Coaches

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Vote up the best active NHL coaches right now.

Who are the best coaches in NHL right now? The best current NHL coaches are the talented men leading one of the 32 teams in the National Hockey League this season. Like other professional coaches, NHL managers come and go with a firing after a poor season many times guaranteed, but the truly great coaches stick around in search of greatness. These current NHL head coaches are definitely the best at getting wins in the league right now but many will also be remembered among the best NHL coaches of all time. Who is the best current NHL coach? Which current hockey coaches do you love?

So whether you're a fan of the coaches who have been around for a while, like Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning or someone fairly new, like Jay Woodcroft of the Edmonton Oilers, or just the coach of your local team, let us know which NHL coaches you love. These rankings won't include any NHL coaches fired during the season, but their replacements will be on here, ready to move up the list of winningest coaches.

Vote for your favorite NHL coaches below, and help decide who is the best NHL coach right now!

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  • Jon Cooper
    1
    Tampa Bay Lightning
    850 votes

    Coach since: 2013

    Jon Cooper (born August 23, 1967) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey head coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).
  • Rod Brind'Amour
    2
    Carolina Hurricanes
    773 votes

    Coach since: 2018

    Roderic Jean Brind'Amour (born August 9, 1970) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. Brind'Amour played 20 seasons in the ...more
  • Jared Bednar
    3
    Colorado Avalanche
    562 votes

    Coach since: 2016

    Jared Bednar (born February 28, 1972) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He ...more
  • Mike Sullivan
    4
    Pittsburgh Penguins
    724 votes

    Coach since: 2015

    Michael Barry Sullivan (born February 27, 1968) is an American ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He ...more
  • Bruce Cassidy
    5

    Bruce Cassidy

    Vegas Golden Knights
    714 votes

    Coach since: 2022

    Bruce James Cassidy (born May 20, 1965) is a Canadian hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. He is the current head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League ...more
  • Darryl Sutter
    6
    Calgary Flames
    147 votes

    Coach since: 2021

    Darryl John Sutter (born August 19, 1958) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the current head coach of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is one of seven ...more