Past Coaches have included...

Bruce Boudreau

Bruce Boudreau enters his first season as Head Coach of the Minnesota Wild after serving as Head Coach to the Anaheim Ducks from 2011-2016 and the Washington Capitals before that from 2007-2011, leading his teams to a divisional title in eight of the nine seasons he has been an NHL head coach. 

As a player, Boudreau played parts of eight NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks between 1976-86, recording 28-42=70 points in 141 career games. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Boudreau was originally selected by the Maple Leafs in the third round of the 1975 NHL Entry Draft but spent a majority of his career in the AHL. As a Canadian junior playing for the Toronto Marlboros in 1974-75, he scored 68-97=165 points, a Canadian Hockey League record until Bobby Smith and Wayne Gretzky surpassed the mark during the 1977-78 season. Boudreau, a 2009 AHL Hall of Fame inductee, ranks 11th all-time in scoring in AHL history with 316 goals and 799 points. 

Bruce began his coaching career in the Colonial Hockey League with Muskegon in 1992-93 and was named the International Hockey League Coach of the Year in 1993-94 with Fort Wayne. He also served as head coach and director of hockey operations for Mississippi (ECHL), where he won the 1999 Kelly Cup championship before spending 9 seasons as an AHL head coach, including a Calder Cup championship with the Hershey Bears in 2006. 

As Head Coach of the Washington Capitals, Boudreau won the 2007-08 Jack Adams Award and led his club to the 2009-10 Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s top club in the regular season. He compiled a record of 201-88-40 (.672 winning percentage) with the Capitals and won the Southeast Division four times. He became the fastest coach in modern day NHL history to win 200 and 300 games and recorded more wins (184) in his first 300 NHL games than any NHL coach all-time. Bruce currently leads all active NHL coaches in win (points) percentage with a .663 mark (min. 100 games). 

Head Coach, Minnesota Wild (NHL)

Ben Boudreau

After a two year stint with the Norfolk Admirals,  Ben Boudreau has been named an Assistant Coach with the Fort Wayne Komets for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.  Boudreau has been an assistant coach in the ECHL the past four seasons, with the Bakersfield Condors in 2014-15 and the Norfolk Admirals from 2015-2017.

Prior to stepping behind the bench, the 33-year old St. Catharine's Ontario local played minor league hockey in North America for parts of three seasons fro 2009-2012 in the IHL, ECHL, CHL and SPHL as a 5-foot-10 and 170 pound center. Boudreau concluded his playing career in France the following season before returning home to coach. 

Since 1999, he's been very involved in youth instruction at a few different schools and academies, and continues that role in the offseason running Golden Horseshoe Hockey School with his brother Andy.  Boudreau leads skill development workshops, instruction and team-building for a 16th straight year. In 2011-2012, he also served as the assistant coach for Okanagan Hockey Academy in Epenticton, British Columbia, then operated in the same capacity with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna.

Assistant Coach, Fort Wayne Komets

Brady Boudreau

Brady is a 19 year-old college graduate currently pursuing his MBA while playing goalie for the Minnesota Blue Ox USPHL Junior team in Coon Rapids, MN. Brady has attended the Golden Horseshoe Hockey School since three years-old and has been an instructor for the past four years. Brady has learned skills and coaching from his Dad, Bruce, and brothers, Ben and Andy. Brady also has had goalie training with some of the best coaches in the world. His instructors have included Jim Bedard (Detroit Red Wings), Ben Vanderklock (Nashville Predators), Dwayne Roloson (Anaheim Ducks), and many more.


His undergraduate degree is in Sports Management and Brady has interned for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. He looks forward to teaching and working with your child this summer!

Goaltender, MN Blue Ox (USPHL)

Bob Woods

Bob Woods is in his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Minnesota Wild after being named to the position on June 24, 2017. He recently served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres during the 2016-17 season...

Before working with the Sabres, Woods spent two seasons (2014-16) as general manager and head coach of the Saskatoon Blades in the Western Hockey League (WHL).

This is the fourth time Woods is an assistant coach on Bruce Boudreau's staff, previously with the Anaheim Ducks (2012-14) and Washington Capitals (2009-12) in the NHL, and with the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL) from 2005-07. Woods was Boudreau's successor in Hershey, becoming head coach 15 games into the 2007-08 season after Boudreau was named head coach in Washington. Woods helped Hershey win the AHL's Calder Cup championship in 2006 and 2009.

A former defenseman, Woods played professional hockey for 13 seasons (1988-2001), including stops in the IHL, ECHL and AHL. He won a Calder Cup while playing with Hershey in 1997, and won the ECHL's Kelly Cup with the Mississippi Sea Wolves in 1999 - where Boudreau served as head coach. Woods was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2012 and was originally selected by New Jersey in the 10th round (201st overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. 

He and his wife, Mary Sue, have two sons: Brendan, who is on a PTO with Ottawa, and Colin, who plays hockey at Stevenson University.

Assistant Coach, Minnesota Wild (NHL)

Darby Hendrickson

Darby Hendrickson is in his eighth season as an Assistant Coach with the Minnesota Wild. Hendrickson was an original member of the Wild and one of the most popular players in team history, playing four seasons (2000-04) and scoring the team's first goal at Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 11, 2000 vs. Philadelphia...

The Richfield, Minn., native posted 60 points (29-31=60) in 182 regular season games with the Wild. He appeared in 17 playoff matches with Minnesota in 2003 and recorded five points (2-3=5) including the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinal at Vancouver on May 8, 2003. Hendrickson also skated with Toronto, the New York Islanders, Vancouver and Colorado, posting 129 points (65-64=129) and 370 PIM in 518 games in parts of 10 NHL seasons.

He played for the University of Minnesota for two seasons (1991-93) after earning the 1991 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award while playing for Richfield High School and was a member of the 1994 United States Olympic Team. Prior to joining the Wild, Hendrickson served as a studio analyst for FOX Sports North and an analyst for KSTC-TV, Channel 45's coverage of the state high school hockey tournament, as well as a National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) Northwest Division Representative.

He and his wife, Dana, are the parents of four children: Mason, Addison, Beckett and Rennick.

Assistant Coach, Minnesota Wild (NHL)

Nate Prosser

Prosser honed his game as a kid on the ice of the Handke Pit, a glacial feature carved into the landscape of his hometown of Elk River, Minn. Frequently tagging along with his older brother Luke, Prosser learned early that getting noticed on the ice meant finishing checks, using his stick and chirping at opponents.

Prosser brought that grit to the NHL in his role as a depth defenseman with the Minnesota Wild, a role in which he is more than willing to get in the face, and under the skin, of opposing players.

A self-described "late bloomer" who barely cleared five feet until a growth spurt late in high school, Prosser was always proving himself against bigger and better competition. After he filled out to 6-foot-2, recruiters came calling.

Prosser played two-plus seasons of junior hockey with Sioux Falls of the United States Hockey League and earned a scholarship to Colorado College. Although a concussion interrupted his freshman season, Prosser established himself as a solid defenseman.

Prosser had a four-year career at Colorado where, as a senior, he had four goals and 28 points in 39 games.

Having gone undrafted, he signed with the Wild late in the 2009-10 season. In his NHL debut April 5, 2010, Prosser recorded an assist and a four-minute double minor for high sticking in a 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Prosser scored back-to-back game-winning goals during the 2013-14 season. After scoring in a 4-1 win against Edmonton on Jan. 16, 2014, Prosser scored the first overtime winner of his career in a 3-2 victory against the Dallas Stars. That it coincided with his home state's annual "Hockey Day in Minnesota" celebration made it more memorable, given that year's festivities were based at the Handke Pit.

Defense, Minnesota Wild (NHL) #39

Matt Hendricks

Hendricks was drafted by the Nashville Predators right out of high school (Blaine, MN), but his career took a circuitous route through the minor leagues before he carved out a niche as an effective, full-time NHL player.

The Predators selected Hendricks in the fifth round (No. 131) in the 2000 NHL Draft, the year he was a key part of Blaine High School's state championship team in hockey-mad Minnesota. College came first for Hendricks, who played four seasons at St. Cloud State in Minnesota before moving on to professional hockey.

Center, Winnipeg Jets (NHL) #15

Alex Stalock

Native of South St. Paul, MN, Alex is currently playing for the Minnesota Wild (NHL).

Goaltender, Minnesota Wild (NHL) #32

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